Migration looks to be kicking in with full force now. We have been concentrating our pelagic efforts out of Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay so far, and this Saturday we do our first Monterey trip. The next is on Sept 22. It has been very active to the north, with an amazingly good track record on Laysan Albatross (4 out of 5 trips). We hope that in Monterey we can continue that streak. Water is warming up offshore, and this Saturday's trip is a longer offshore trip hoping to find the albacore grounds. Albacore water has been seen off Half Moon Bay and to Santa Cruz, so we shall see what the offshore has in store for us. Lots of Arctic Terns have been present this year, and South Polar Skuas have made themselves known along with the three jaegers, Buller's Shearwaters have arrived. The fall pelagic migration is happening!