A large dark brown petrel with dark eyes, dark legs and a light coloured beak.
Identificado por biólogo marino en expedición pelágica.
Found dead on the beach.
Dead on low tide mark
On this boat trip we saw 57 northern giant petrel and two southern. The tell-tale olive green tip to the bill is reasonably clear in these photos.
Feeding on fish scraps around fishing boat.
Feeding on dead sealion at shoreline of Camp Cove
The Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), also known as the Antarctic Giant Petrel, Giant Fulmar, Stinker, and Stinkpot, is a large seabird of the southern oceans. Its distribution overlaps broadly with the similar Northern Giant Petrel, though it overall is centered slightly further south. Adults of the two species can be separated by the colour of their bill-tip: greenish in the Southern and reddish in the Northern.