trip to the 11 mile ridge, Sw of Matinicus Rock.
I picked up the team off Seal Island for the annual Caroline Poli commemorative offshore junket.
"The more you see the less you know"
We started seeing them soon after heading south from Seal Island
they were all headed N and east as we were headed South and west
We saw this turtle too, first marine turtle that I have seen off Maine.
a Hawksbill or Green turtle, I am not sure which
we stopped checking out
there were scores of sunfish a constellation of sunfish.
a couple of red-necked pahlerope
Our track 12:48 mid way don the west Side of the ridge.
low wide splash profile of breached Sunfish, Ira reported a breaching sunfish some time ago.
a report met with considerable skepticism, this day we saw many breach, and many splashes like the above, a sunfish breach splash.
Keenan, Hanah (in the raft on the stern), Makyla
We did see some leaches petrels
some Wilson's petrels
we saw very few greater shearwater, 100x more sunfish than greater shearwaters, I would have bet against that.
Murre head Seal Island.
Great cormorants at the western head of Seal island