Whale Research

Whale Research

Western AUstralian Whale Research & Education

Here in our educational blog posts, we try to answer common questions as well as providing information on whale watching throughout Western Australia. 

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Where is the Perth Canyon?

Journey just 30 nautical miles from Fremantle in Western Australia and you will find yourself in the largest submarine canyon...
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Curt & Micheline Jenner Award 2019

Nominations are now open for the Curt & Micheline Jenner Award for Cetacean Excellence for season 2019.  The Curt &...
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Orca Mating in The Bremer Canyon

A truely extraordinary day as we witnessed Orca mating in the Bremer Canyon right under our feet! Queen (Split Tip)...
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How Do Killer Whales (Orca) Sleep?

How do Killer Whales (Orca) Sleep? Unlike ourselves they are not able to fall into a deep sleep, unaware of...
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Bremer Canyon Orca A380

Elvis is alive! The King of the Bremer Canyon took our breath away as he surfaced alongside our bow this...
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Henry Canyon Bremer Bay

Magnificent Maleko greeted us today as we journeyed into the Henry Canyon and Maleko burst from the Southern Ocean as...
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Why do the Orca’s come to the Bremer Canyon?

After many years of research the question remains 'Why do the Orca's come to Bremer Canyon?' The answer in one...
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New Bremer Canyon Orca Calf

Season 2019 has started with a wonderful addition, a new Bremer Canyon Orca calf that has filled the canyon with...
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Responsible Whale Watching

Responsible whale watching takes patience and a full understanding of The Language of the Whales™ to understand how we must...
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The Cetacean Blowhole | Whale Nostrils

Whale Watch Western Australia has a fascination with whale nostrils and it is what is exhaled from the cetacean blowhole...
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Fremantle’s Best Whale Watching – 27 Whale Competition Pod

Our Whale Watching tour out of Fremantle today revealed some of Fremantle's best whale watching we have witnessed this southern...
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The Fascinating Humpback Whale Barnacle

Breaching on the horizon first captured our attention as we moved towards two pods communicating The Language of the Whales™...
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Dolphins Survive Shark Attack

Dolphins are fast, powerful and acrobatic marine mammals and throughout their lifetime they will inevitably find themselves face to face...
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Why Do Humpbacks Have Scarring?

The daily tours we enjoy with our whales provides the opportunity to meet many different individual whales and one question...
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The Art of Whale Watching in Western Australian

Whale Watching of Western Australia Whales does entice excitement and wonder from humans and it is easy to see why...
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Blue Whale Facts

The Blue Whale is the largest mammal to have ever graced this planet, yet so little is known about their...
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Why Do Whales Become Stranded?

The sad loss of seemingly healthy whales and dolphins who strand themselves on beaches around the world is always very...
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Bremer Canyon Commonwealth Marine Reserve

The Bremer Canyon is unique and no other submarine canyon in the world is the same. The largest known congregation...
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Why Do Orca (Killer Whales) come to Bremer Canyon?

The deep waters found in submarine canyons around the world are a unique ecosystem that attracts the entire food chain....
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Whale Watching in Perth

Whale Watching in Perth each year is very exciting as the Humpback Mother's are returning with their calves from the...
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All Day Whale Watch Nutrition

It is a full day in the Bremer Canyon and our guests nutrition is paramount to keeping up the energies...
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Whale Watching in Augusta

The picturesque town of Augusta in Western Australia is a sanctuary and meeting place for two of the greatest whale...
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Weather in Bremer Canyon

Weather in Bremer Canyon is an important part of your experience when visiting the Orca of the Bremer Canyon. The...
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Pygmy Blue Whale

Hearing the name Pygmy Blue Whale often creates thoughts of a miniature whale that traverses the oceans without ever being...