After our amazing day ashore yesterday, we transited today towards the Torres Strait. With light winds and following seas, it was a gorgeous day to be out on deck. Quite a few birds were spotted including many red-footed boobies. They were attracted to the ship, attempting to catch the abundant flying fish.

In the afternoon, many of us congregated on the bow, enjoying the weather and wildlife. Attentive observers were rewarded with one of the greatest pelagic sightings-flying squid!  At least 3 large groups of these poorly known critters were spotted, much to the delight of many, none more than me.

Photo caption and credit: Tahiti petrel. Photo by Mike Greenfelder