A rich deep sea pelagic expedition, 11-13 June 2022

The first two days were a bit rough on our bodies but with rich observations while the third day was a slow day for new species though with thousands of Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii, dozens of Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis and a few Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus.

13th June 2022 - NE wind started with 6 knots and went down to zero. 1.5 meter northern swell which flattened during the afternoon
Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - on the way to the chumming position
Pterodroma sp.
2 Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus graellsii
9 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
2 Common tern Sterna hirundo

Short-finned Pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Atlantic Spotted dolphins Stenella frontalis
6 Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta
Sea pickle Pyrosoma atlanticum - a free-floating cylindrical colony of thousands of tiny marine invertebrates.

12th June 2022 - 11 knots NE wind which increased to 14 knots and waves up to 1.5 meters
Pterodroma sp. - on the way up
2 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta
5 Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro
1 Possible Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
1 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
3 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

11th June 2022 - Northern wind up to 9 knots and 2.5 meter swell from NE
7 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira - 1 on the way up
4 Pterodroma sp. - flew too far to ID
8 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Sperm whale Physeter marcrocephalus - came close to the chumming position
Portuguese man-of-war Physalia physalis

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