|Herring Gull with Fish|
Around the whales there were hundreds if not thousands of sooty shearwaters present.
A Pomarine Jaeger put on a show, flying in very close to the boat.
There were a few Wilson's Storm Petrels skimming the ocean for food
|Wilson's Storm Petrel|
A disturbing part of the voyage was the amount of Mylar and rubber balloons along with plastic in the water. This debris comes from us humans, by not disposing of plastic in the appropriate manner or releasing balloons to float through the air. Some of these objects can resemble food to the sea creatures and when the plastic, etc. are ingested by the sea animals, they cause the death of these creatures. We all need to dispose and recycle waste in the appropriate manner. We need to find other means of celebrating occasions, rather than just releasing balloons.