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Pelagic June 12, 2005
  Date: June 20, 2005
 
Sou A bit late - here is a report from the pelagic a week ago.
Gray day with calm seas and once again a fantastic pelagic. Quite cold in the air around 10-12ºC. Highlights were South Polar and Chilean Skua, Cook?s Petrel (1), Peruvian Diving Petrel (5+), Markham?s, Ringed, Wilson, Wedge-rumped and White-vented Storm-Petrels, Waved (around 40), Black-browed (1 juv) and a distant Salvin?s Albatross, Peruvian Tern (1 far out at sea), South American Tern (1).

An all dark adult Skua in heavy molt that appeared to be much larger than the South Polar Skua we saw was considered at the time of the sighting to be Brown Skua ssp antartica ? and not loennbergi as expected!!! -because the bird was molting, appearing very blackish (not dark brown) and looked almost the same size as the Chilean Skua we saw ? but considerably smaller (but similarly plumage color) to the dark morph South Polar Skua seen. However, the photo-evidence uploaded on the pics ID on this web-page was commented by Alvaro Jaramillo. He informed that an adult Brown Skua (all subspecies) would at least have some pale streaking. Our bird was completely uniform dark, which indicates (female becuase of its size) South Polar Skua.

Nice also to see that apparently numbers of Red-legged Cormorant is picking up. I laid eyes personally on more than 20 individuals. Formerly we could do pelagics when we completely missed the species if it was not for the very hard searching for it that would reveal one or two.
Also the number of Guanay Cormorants and Humboldt penguins seem to be increasing along our route.

My wishful thinking is that the IMARPE (Instituto de Mar del Peru ? Peruvian Sea institute) with their imposing anchoveta fishing ban during certain periods is having a positive effect both on fishing profits on the long run, as well as seabird populations.

But then again ? it may just only be a coincidence?..

MAMMALS: Dusky Dolphin 50+10 at 9.20-9.35 at 12º07.865´S, 77º30.454´W
Baleen whale sp - probably Sei Whale due to erect dorsal fin. Dove and not seen again in spite of waiting for 15 minutes. 12º08.565´S, 77º39.300´W
Bottle-nosed Dolphins 150 fishing. Row of individuals swimming fast pushing Schools of fish in front while Peruvian Boobies were fishing. 12º07.148´S, 77º33.772W.
South American Sea Lion around 2000 at Palomino and some 10-15 at sea.
Flying Fish 1
NEXT PELAGIC FROM LIMA??????

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