After three wonderful months of amazing whale watching it is now time to say goodbye to the lovely town of Augusta and her wonderful community. Our Humpback whales have now left Flinders Bay and it is time to meet the returning migration in Geographe Bay. Thank you to the local businesses and friendly faces in Augusta for your continued support and it was a fantastic season this year in Flinders Bay.
We were very blessed this season to have not only one but two incredibly rare encounters and build a relationship with these two very special whale families. Little Leeuwi the baby Humpback who was born on the 28th of June and his mum shared some very special moments with us. We enjoyed looking out for Leeuwi and seeing him find a way to survive in an environment that is not perfect for a baby Humpback, but he is a true little warrior and although sad to say goodbye we have great confidence in Leeuwi and his mum to make the journey back to Antarctica against the odds.
Pearl the white Southern Right Whale calf and her mum Mother Of Pearl created a once in a lifetime experience for many of our guests with only 5% of all Southern Right births resulting in a white calf. With only 3,000 Southern Right whales estimated in Australian waters to see Pearl this season was a true privilege. We hope in future seasons to come we will re-sight Pearl sporting her news colours, maybe the darkest shade of grey or even looking similar to those dairy cows you see in Cowaramup.
Thank you Augusta for a wonderful season in Flinders Bay, we enjoyed every moment! Look forward to arriving for another fantastic season in 2017 but for now we are waving good bye until next time.