|The albatross, taking flight after being disturbed from a potentially unpleasant gustatory experience (Photo: T. A. Mooney).|
Monday, May 13, 2013
Lots of waves, some whales, and a bird
The week before we arrived in Hawaii the weather looked great. Clear skies, calm seas - we felt a renewed sense of confidence in our choice to run this last field season in May. Yet upon our arrival, things turned for the worse and culminated in some truly dismal weather today. For much of the day, it appeared as if our only sighting of note would be a black-footed albatross attempting to eat a pufferfish. Thankfully, for the albatross at least, we scared it off, preventing it from eating that noxious fish.