There is a place not far from the heart of Perth City in Western Australia that the largest mammals to have ever lived aggregate to feed on what is known as a biomass bonanza. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the largest mammal species ever to grace our planet. Never before released to the public this new frontier eco hot spot off the Perth, Western Australian coastline is the feeding grounds for the largest aggregation of Blue Whales in the southern hemisphere. The biodiversity includes Sperm Whales, Orca’s (Killer Whales), Beaked Whales, Dolphins, Australian Sea lions, Sharks, Migratory Antarctic Sea Birds, Sunfish, Tuna and much more feed on this biomass bonanza which stands unrivalled on the Western Australian coastline as the marine production epicentre.
For the very first time ever you can join us as we discover The Perth Canyon, a little known pristine eco hot spot with gargantuan dimensions larger than the Grand Canyon with origins dating back to the entrance of the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. Research teams have monitored Blue Whales and Sperm Whales along with many other cetaceans and mega fauna that come here to feed on krill created by the Leeuwin Undercurrent and the Perth Canyon topography. This interaction creates nutrient rich up welling waters where phytoplankton develops and an intense food chain for marine life prospers.
Blue whales are the largest mammal ever to grace the planet, they can measure 31m in length and weigh 130 tons. Classified endangered there is an estimated only 12-20,000 remaining around the globe. The Perth Canyon is the summer feeding grounds of these Dinosaurs of the Deep™. This is your opportunity to be a part of a new frontier of research and development with Whale Watch Western Australia.
The Perth waters are very much an unknown as being the most isolated coastline in the world we are still discovering the many different species in this pristine environment. The area has also had sightings of the apex predator, the Orca or Killer Whale, which is known to frequent the area during the feeding and migration periods. The eco habitat from the nutrient rich up welling Leeuwin Undercurrent enables Perth Canyon to create a feeding biomass bonanza for the eco system from the smallest to the largest of ocean wonders and you can join the team as we Learn the Language of the Whales & Discover the Dinosaurs of the Deep™.