August 6: Tropicbirds

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Sargassum are blown by prevailing winds into windrows that can extend tens of meters. Parallel lines of windrows were observed drifting past Lone Ranger but rough seas and winds prevented any larger aggregations from forming.” width=”640″ height=”425″ /> Patches of Sargassum are blown by prevailing winds into windrows that can extend tens of meters. Parallel lines of windrows were observed drifting past Lone Ranger but rough seas and winds prevented any larger aggregations from forming.

Two white-tailed tropicbirds flew around the ship today as we neared Bermuda. These seabirds feed on fish and squid by diving into the surface waters. In Bermuda this characteristic bird is called “Longtail” for its prominent tail feathers.

Two white-tailed tropicbirds flew around the ship today as we neared Bermuda. These seabirds feed on fish and squid by diving into the surface waters. In Bermuda this characteristic bird is called “Longtail” for its prominent tail feathers.


The impending storm supplied bands of clouds that were vibrantly illuminated during sunset.

The impending storm supplied bands of clouds that were vibrantly illuminated during sunset.

—Debbie Nail Meyer