On this night as he dreamed in the motel, it was mute swans that came, falling from the sky with their wings braking and feet outstretched, clouds of doves, and an albatross with a white body and grey wings, what his father could have told him was a mollymawk
. A foolish gull.
But around 90% of our seabirds are in trouble including all our endemic albatross, mollymawk
and penguin species, and a number of very rare petrels and terns.
Ross Hobson, of Ponteland, was taking part in the Route du Rhum yacht race in November 2006 when his catamaran, named Mollymawk
, was flipped over in high seas.
SHE was capsized in the stormy Atlantic Ocean when Northumberland yachtsman Ross Hobson last saw his racing catamaran Mollymawk
and gooney are old nicknames for which seabird?
Scores of dolphins, shoals of barracuda and basking fur seals provide a bonus as a graceful mollymawk
, a small albatross, glides by.
Chemical composition and calorific value of food fed to Mollymawk
chicks Diomedea melanophris and D.
ROSS Hobson was competing in the Route du Rhum race from St Malo in France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean when the Ideal Stelrad, formerly the Mollymawk
Dental lecturer Ross Hobson, 45, set out from Plymouth on Sunday for the gruelling 3,500-mile Faraday Mill Original Single-handed Transatlantic Race on his 45ft trimaran Mollymawk
Earlier this month his trimaran Mollymawk
was damaged when she hit an object in the sea on a training trip.
ROSS Hobson has won races, broken records - and suffered disasters and accidents - during his 15 years aboard Mollymawk
Dental lecturer Ross Hobson, 45, smashed the 30-year-old world record for a transatlantic crossing by a massive 14 hours in August last year with his ageing trimaran Mollymawk
. With the help of a two-man crew, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 14 days and six hours.