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September 25 pelagic off Fort Bragg

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  • Ron LeValley
    It was a beautiful day on the ocean, but very few birds were seen. Highlights were two Short-tailed Shearwaters and about 250+ Rhinoceros Auklets. Mammals
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 26, 2005
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      It was a beautiful day on the ocean, but very few birds were seen.
      Highlights were two Short-tailed Shearwaters and about 250+ Rhinoceros
      Auklets. Mammals included three blue whales and 2-4 humpback whales.



      A complete list follows: (send corrections to me if I missed something)



      Red-throated Loon 1

      Pacific Loon 1

      Common Loon 3



      Black-footed Albatross 3 (only one came close!)

      Northern Fulmar 8

      Pink-footed Shearwater 4

      Sooty Shearwater 50

      Short-tailed Shearwater 2



      Brown Pelican 1

      Brandt's Cormorant 1

      Double-crested Cormorant 25

      Pelagic Cormorant 1



      Surf Scoter 3



      Red-necked Phalarope 20

      Pomarine Jaeger 2

      Parasitic Jaeger 1

      Heerman's Gull` 1

      California Gull 50

      Western Gull 100

      Common Murre 50

      Cassin's Auklet 1

      Rhinoceros Auklet 250+



      OTHER SPECIES

      Humpback Whale 2-4

      Northern Elephant Seal 1

      Harbor Seal 5

      Blue Whale 2

      Dall's Porpoise 6



      Ocean Sunfish 1

      Blue Shark 1



      Ron LeValley

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