Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Offshore Report: Murphy's Petrels

Howdy, Seabirders,

My friend, Sophie Webb, who is offshore on a research cruise just reported today that they saw 3 MURPHY'S PETRELS 20 to 40 miles off Point Arena! The adult White-capped Albatross was found in this same area, only closer to shore—about 8 miles off Point Arena. Upwelling seems to be good in this area, at least in some years. Sophie also reported many FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS offshore Bodega Bay within the past week, along with one HORNED PUFFIN. Patches of krill were also found. Let's hope this portends for a productive fall season! Debi

Debra Shearwater
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024

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