Skua Inspiration

As I psych myself up for yet another pelagic season in the north Atlantic, I review this month’s “nearby” skua sightings. In 1991, it appears a record for Manasquan inlet, among others, was accepted to genus level. Other encouraging records:

  • Feb 19 1995: 19 fathom seamount off DE well within the range we could hope to reach on a day trip
  • Feb 26 1995: 12 hr pelagic out of MD
  • various Feb records 1982 – prior (at the MD pelagic general hot spot): the most enticing details here are the number of birds recorded on trips in the 70’s! On Feb 1 1975 a total of *9* birds are reported 67-111 km E of Ocean City
  • Feb 6 2016: pelagic out of Cape May

So yet again, I budget for a ticket and get my seasickness medication in order to plan for more days at sea…

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