Sunday, August 30, 2009
Pomarine Jaeger at the Nine Mile Bank in San Diego County waters.
Elegant Terns. They range out surprisingly far into the ocean; we had one at least sixty miles offshore.
Sunset on the first day. Trust me, getting a photo with a horizontal horizon is no mean feat from a rocky boat.
Black-footed Albatross. We had three of these wonderful birds following the boat all day Saturday.
Buller's Shearwaters were reasonable common well offshore.
During the slow periods, people would put a couple fishing lines off the back of the boat. We ended up with several fish, one of which was incorporated into Tuesday's day. Best fish I've ever tasted.
Wes Fritz, chummer extraordinaire.
Another Black-footed Albatross.
Brown Booby. We encountered three Brown Boobies on this trip: one in Los Angeles County waters, one in Mexican waters, and most surprisingly, one in San Diego Harbor!
The Brown Booby in San Diego Harbor was a nice end to the trip!