Our Humpback whales have been enjoying spending some time close to the Flinders Bay coastline and resting before continuing their migration north. We have sighted many pods of two whales (male/female Humpback) and a few competition pods as well. After already travelling roughly 2,000 nautical miles from Antartica it is very easy to see why some of our Humpbacks need a bit of relax time in Flinders Bay before continuing north!
Also sighted were a pod of both Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphins over the last two days hunting baitfish alongside Australasian Gannets, Crested Terns and Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross enjoying a good feed too.
Date – 26.7.16
Species – Humpback
Lat – 34 . 21. 40 Long – 115 . 11 . 89
Notes – Young juvenile Humpback with many barnacles on rostrum