The Bremer Canyon and nearby canyon’s are the feeding grounds for these apex predators. Some of the local pod’s are known to be generalist Orca’s, which means they feed on a varied diet including other cetacean’s, however in the summer time they predominantly feed on the giant and colossal squid that come into the area.
This is your opportunity to be a part of a new frontier of research and development with Whale Watch Western Australia.
Our research team of marine specialists and scientists will educate you in the Language of the Whales™ with our onboard live commentary.
All of our research and identification data is provided to Curtain & Murdoch Universities along with DBCA and the Federal Government.
The Bremer Canyon is the feeding grounds of not only the Orca but also Sperm, Beaked & Pilot Whales as the hunt in the nutrient rich upwelling waters.
Other species sighted in the Bremer Canyon include
This expedition is an all day experience as we discover and research the apex predator, the ORCA. You will learn all about the Bremer Canyon and everything that this eco marine frontier has to reveal including many other mega fauna’s and Antarctic migratory seabird’s. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the wonders of the marine world in the wild natural habitat of the Southern Ocean.
Included in the expedition is a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with all drinks along with our legendary VIP service. Celebrate with a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or a cold beer is offered on the journey home. Free postcard and photo’s of your experience.
It’s more than an experience… it’s an education!
The Bremer Bay Killer Whales (Orca) congregate in the Bremer Canyon area along the Continental Shelf just 20nm (37 klms) off the Southern coastline of Australia every summer. Bremer Bay is located 5 hours south east of Perth, Western Australia in the pristine Great Southern region.
It is from this small township we journey to the edge of the continental shelf to discover the apex marine predator, the Bremer Bay Killer Whale (Orca).
The Bremer Canyon, Hood Canyon, Henry Canyon & Knob Canyon intersect the Continental Shelf, this area, known as the ‘Patch’ (5sq nm) plays host to the largest congregation of Orca’s (Killer Whales) in the Southern Hemisphere. It is believed that a very deep Antarctic flow, the Flinders Current, enters the canyon gathering bio carbons which create a nutrient rich environment which collides with the Leeuwin Current flow and the topography of the canyon creates an oceanic eddy.
This interaction creates nutrient rich up welling waters where phytoplankton develops and an intense food chain for marine life prospers.
Orca’s are at the top of that food chain.
Orcas are the largest of the toothed whale from the oceanic dolphin family.
Orca males can measure 6-8m in length and weigh in excess of 6 tons, females are slightly smaller at 5-7m and 3-4 tons. The largest ever recorded was 9.8m and weighed 10 tons.
Extremely social and inquisitive these apex predators are regarded as the best hunters in the ocean.