STELLER'S ALBATROSS: DECEMBER 29, 2008
- Happy New Year, Seabirders!
It is my pleasure to relay an exciting report of an immature
STELLER'S ALBATROSS (Short-tailed Albatross). It was reported to me
by Vince Orsini who saw it on December 29, 2008 just north of the
Cordell Banks in 1100 feet of water at 38 07.21 and 123 28.74. Vince
reported that the albatross flew within 100 feet of his boat, Miss
Anita, at least a dozen times. Vince, his partner, Ed, and four
passengers were on board. One of the passengers may have obtained
defining photographic images that should be forthcoming.
Many of Shearwater Journeys' participants will remember Vince well,
as he first began trips with us as a deckhand in Monterey in 1985.
Even in the 1980's Vince was an avid seabirder, who pointed out many
lifers. He later joined us for many years on our trips departing from
Bodega Bay where he was on board the one and only pelagic trip that
traveled from Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg and back� discovering North
America's fist record of an adult White-capped Albatross! (Shy
What a way to end the year!
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