June, 2003 ~ Spotted Jelly, Mastiglas papua, photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

Rottnest Island

On Friday, all of us went to King's Park for breakfast (and a quick look at some birds), and then H rode the train with us down to Fremantle, where Connor, Kevin and I caught a the ferry to Rottnest Island, a small island about half-an-hour's trip from the mainland. (H stayed behind, needing to... Continue Reading →

Botanic Garden and Opera House

Next morning also began really "early," local time, anyway. We were all awake by about 4.30 a.m., but of course couldn't exactly get up and start sightseeing. So, we hung out in the hotel, took our time getting ready, and headed out into the city around 8.30, intending to start at the Australian Museum (the... Continue Reading →

Albacore Feeding Grounds

Took my first pelagic trip off the West Coast yesterday. It was a long day - we left at 5.30 a.m. and returned at 5.30 p.m., and we saw a lot of terrific things, although not as many birds as I'd hoped to see.  We went about 35 miles offshore to the albacore feeding grounds... Continue Reading →

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