PELAGIC ADVENTURE

 

Gavin Turner will be talking on Wednesday 17 July on his pelagic trip.  This is a talk that you should not miss!!  He says,

“A group of nine of us went on a pelagic trip, at the end of January, from the New Harbour out to the trawler fishing grounds some 30 kilometres south of Cape Point.

Seabirds, which breed on land but otherwise spend their lives at sea, congregate in large numbers around the trawlers, squabbling for scraps. The diversity of seabirds is highly seasonal – in summer North Atlantic seabirds migrate south. (In winter different seabirds migrate northwards from their breeding grounds as far south as Antarctica).

We were able to experience large flocks of summer birds following behind the trawlers, as well as unforgettable close-up sightings of a good selection of birds interacting between each other.”

Gavin Turner