Westport Pelagic

That is what I got in my mail today from MapMyRun app:

Naturally, it brought back memories.

Here’s some of the moments I captured while on that wonderful “walk”.

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus):
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Red-necked Phalarope and Velella (By-the-Wind-Sailor)

Pod of Harbor Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena):
2.
Harbor Porpoise

Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus):
3.
Pink-footed Shearwater

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Leucistic Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus):
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Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus) and Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes):
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Pink-footed Shearwater next to Black-footed Albatross

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Albatross yoga:
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A school of Pacific Saury (Cololabis saira):
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… being chased by Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga):
15.

… and by Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) at the same time!:
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Cassin’s Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus):
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Dall’s Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli):
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Dall's Porpoise

Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris):
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Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus):
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Young California Gulls (Larus californicus) and Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola):
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Sunfish (Mola mola) and California Gulls

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Sunfish (Mola mola) and California Gulls

That magnificent fish deserves the story. Some day… :)

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Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus):
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Sooty Shearwater

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Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis):
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Lighter morph:
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Sabine’s gull (Xema sabini):
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Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala):
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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis):
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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) with ever tailing them Heermann’s Gull (Larus heermanni):
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And the nice bonus at the end of trip – 300 Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa):
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August 16, 2014
Westport Seabirds Pelagic

Westport Pelagic

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