It was Blue Whale 2 for us today as we made our second journey for Season 2019 to the Perth Canyon and into the big blue. An enormous Loggerhead Turtle, 2.5 metre Sunfish and of course our magnificent Blue Whales were waiting for us in the largest submarine canyon in Australia.
The Perth Canyon Blue Whale Season 2019 began today and we were in the presence of our beloved Blues, at long last! A year is a very long time to miss one of our favourite pod members and it was exhilarating to once again watch that turquoise glow light up the Indian Ocean.
Season 2019 is dedicated in the loving memory of Cheryl Webb and we are very proud to say that one of the beautiful female Orca documented in Whale Watch Western Australia’s catalogue has been named in her honour, Whale Watch WA 02, field name Cheryl♥️
A beautiful day greeted us and our journey to the Bremer Canyon began as we arrived to Albatross, Petrels and Shearwaters gliding above the swell and dozens of Pilot Whales taking charge of the canyon as arial acrobatic Common Dolphins leapt high and showed off their glowing yellow bellies!
Whale Watch Western Australia met the apex predators of Bremer Bay today as we travelled with both Orca and an enormous bull Sperm Whale as we enjoyed the company of the apex predators of Bremer Bay in their domain with the largest toothed predator on the planet taking centre stage with an extraordinary tail…
The Orca are marching into March as Noosa and her family pod moved through the canyon on a mission today and food was on their mind. A steady pace was set and with Noosa leading, the entire family spread out in a marching formation as they covered ground and searched intently for their next meal. Squid can be hard…
Queen taught us The Language of the Orca today as to our astonishment she swam towards our bow and spoke to us with a clear, “Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr” being heard on her exhale! She was most certainly having a good old chat and it seemed directed towards us as we watched the incredible interaction unfold throughout the day.
The rain fell down in Bremer Bay today much to everyones enjoyment (most importantly the farmers!) and as we woke from our Bremer Bay accommodation Orca BnB it was time to begin a beautiful journey to the canyon, celebrate the rain and enjoy spending time with two special Orca pod families.
Today it was the Bremer Bay Orca Hunt as on our arrival we journeyed with over one hundred Pilot Whales and then the Orca started to surge west… the hunt was on! The Pilot Whales were first to great us in the canyon as dozens of Shearwaters and Albatross moved like ballerinas of the sky and oil slicks began to appear on the surface as delicious meals were being shared amongst the family.
Whale Watch Western Australia has the worlds very best, eco friendly Bremer Canyon Drones…. seabirds! Albatross, Shearwaters, Petrels and Gannets are always hard at work scanning from the sky for the movements of the Orca. Sighting the black and white torpedoes below they hone in their movements to tightly shadow the Orca and wait patiently for them to resurface.
A magnificent Bremer Canyon Voyage of Discovery today as we journeyed to one of our south west sighting grounds that we have not visited since last season. On our arrival an explosion of white water appeared as enormous Sperm Whales breached on the horizon, the Bremer Canyon Killer Whale and Sperm Whale Expedition was about to begin!