Despite the odds it was another great pelagic expedition, 6th - 8th July 2021

The forecasts were for very light wind but it ended up with enough breeze for the seabirds to smell the chum and come and check it! Thousands of Bulwer's petrel Bulweria bulwerii and hundreds of Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis were watched through the 3 consecutive afternoons.

6th of July 2021 - Northeast wind up to 6 knots and 1 meter swell from same direction
6 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - 2 on the way
5 Pterodroma sp. - 2 on the way to the chumming position
5 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira

Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta
Common Bottlenose Dolphins Tursiops truncatus
Shortfin Macko Shark Isurus oxyrinchus

7th of July 2021 - NE wind up to 9 knots, NW swell up to 1.5 meters and NE waves up to 0.5 meters
Pterodroma sp. on the way up
2 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus - 1 on the way up
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
Possible Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira on the way back

3 Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris

8th of July 2021 - NE wind up to 15 knots and waves from same direction up to 1.5 meters
3 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - 1 on the way up
5 Pterodroma sp. - 3 on the way up
2 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
5 Madeiran Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro
2 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira

Short-finned Pilot whales Globicephala macrorhynchus
Sunfish Mola mola
Possible Kemp's Ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii

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