Pelagic trip report:
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Perpetua Bank and deep water

12-hours from Newport Oregon aboard Surfrider of Seagull Charters. Yaquina Bay, along shore north 5 miles to Yaquina Head then offshore Newport, Lincoln Co., Oregon offshore 35 miles to Perpetua Bank where we met up with the processor ship "Ocean Rover" out of Seattle. From there out to 50 miles (but few birds).
Trip guides: Greg Gillson, Tim Shelmerdine, Tom Snetsinger.

Light winds, 8 foot swells along shore, virtually flat offshore.



SPECIES                  Bay Nearshore Offshore
Common Loon                0    1         0
Pacific Loon               0   15         1
Grebe sp.                  0    2         0 [Western/Clark's]
Black-footed Albatross     0    0       261
Northern Fulmar            0    0         5
Pink-footed Shearwater     0    0      1081
Sooty Shearwater           0    2      7292
FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER    0    0         1
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel   0    0        11
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL       0    0         1 [single observer]
Brandt's Cormorant        16   44         3
Double-crested Cormorant  15    8         0
Pelagic Cormorant         35   45         0
Great Blue Heron           1    0         0
Greater Scaup              2    0         0 [few observers]
Surf Scoter               25    0         0
White-winged Scoter        0    1         0
Glaucous-winged Gull       4    0         0
Western Gull              35   25       119
Heermann's Gull            0    1         0
California Gull            0    1         0
Sabine's Gull              0    0         7
Tern sp.                   0    0         2 [Arctic/Common, single obs.]
SOUTH POLAR SKUA           0    0         1
Pomarine Jaeger            0    0         3
Parasitic Jaeger           0    0        11
Common Murre               8  350        33 [plus 1000's more on Yaquina Head]
Pigeon Guillemot          32  150         0
Marbled Murrelet           0   16         0
Cassin's Auklet            0    0         8
Rhinoceros Auklet          0    2        16

Steller's Sea Lion         0    2         0 [few observers]
California Sea Lion       27    0         0
Gray Whale                 0    1         0
NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE DOLPHIN 0  0       130
Pacific White-sided Dolphin 0   0        70
Dall's Porpoise            0    0         4

Jellies:
By-the-wind Sailors        0    0         Unbelievable numbers
Portuguese Man O' War      0    0         1 [2 observers]

Blue Shark                 0    0        17





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