Sept 5-9, 2011 * SEARCHER * San Diego/Channel Islands/Shelf Edge: White-chinned Petrel, 12 Red-billed Tropicbirds

(San Diego) The 95-foot live-aboard Searcher departed San Diego’s Fisherman’s Landing on a sunny, warm Labor Day afternoon, bound for a 5-day pelagic expedition through the Channel Islands, over deep water canyons and along the continental shelf-edge.  We headed to the Nine Mile Bank and worked our way slowly north in a zigzag fashion, following the life zones as we found them until the sunset as we were west of Oceanside.

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