Pelagic working voyages interspersed with local patch and occasional twitch birding news
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Bit of a bonus today as we had this awesome Ocean sunfish drift past the vessel. It was lazily basking at the surface (as they do) and then rolled over and dived deeply as we passed within 10 metres of it. A cracking specimen and the first I have seen alive since one off Salcombe in south Devon in 1992!- 20 years ago during a university scuba field trip- yikes!!
Ocean sunfish, Mola mola in typical basking posture