Outstanding Breaching

Outstanding Breaching

The Language of the Whales™ was very loud today out in Flinders Bay as four separate pods of Humpback Whales communicated to each other with some spectacular surface behaviour sighted. One pod of two young whales were breaching, peduncle slapping, head lunging, inverte…

First Competition Pod

First Competition Pod

We sighted our first competition pod for the season today as eight whales pushed and jostled for the position of top whale and the hopes of impressing the young female… unfortunately many of these whales were just juvenile males and the female seemed to quietly leave…

Nine Blues Feeding

The Saturday morning Perth Canyon cafe was busy today with nine Blue Whales feeding! That is nine of the largest animals to have ever graced our planet surrounding us and to say we were excited is a huge understatement

Pygmy Blue Whale

Hearing the name Pygmy Blue Whale often creates thoughts of a miniature whale that traverses the oceans without ever being seen… but only part of that sentence is true! The Pygmy Blue Whale grows up to 24 meters in length and can weigh 90 tonnes making it clear that…

Sperm Whale

This impressive mammal holds the record of the largest toothed predator on earth and the biggest brain of any animal extinct or living today! These are just two of the amazing and interesting facts of a whale species that has captured the imagination of generations of…

Blue Whale

The Blue Whale is the largest mammal to have ever graced this earth. Weighing in at up to 180 tonnes and with a body length of 25 to 30 meters, the size of these graceful creatures is hard to fathom! Before whaling the Blue Whale populations around the world were extra…

Peduncle Slap

Today’s lesson of the Language of the Whales™ will focus on the very powerful peduncle slap. Pivoting their head down and using their long pectoral fins for leverage a Humpback whale will then push their peduncle upwards with incredible force resulting in the peduncle…

Pectoral Slapping

Pectoral fin slapping which is also known as pec slapping may look like our whales are waving at us but there are many hidden messages in this form of non-verbal whale communication. Pectoral slapping is one of the many favourite surface behaviours to watch amongst wha…

Thank You Augusta!

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…

Rains Out, Schools In

A blanket of winter rain settled over Flinders Bay today and it was a picture perfect rainy winters day in this beautiful region. For our female Southern Right Whales it was the perfect opportunity to take a few moments to teach their calves some important behaviours a..

Logging Away the Day

“Yawwwn”…better go hit the log! Logging is one of many fascinating whale surface behaviours we can witness as whale watchers. Just like us, sleeping is vitally important to the health and well being of our whales,without enough sleep it would be impossible for them to a…