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Humpback Whale Facts

Humpback Whale Facts

The average humpback whales diet during their feeding season will eat 4,400-5,500 pounds (2000-2500kg of plankton, krill and small schooling fish during the feeding season in cold waters (about 120 days) and they eat twice during the day.

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The Plight of the Southern Right Whale

The Plight of the Southern Right Whale

These days, southern right whales delight whale watchers with their peculiar looks and crowd attracting antics like breaching and headstands. They are increasingly seen on the NSW coastline from May to the end of November. You can spot them off the shore of a beach, on a boat or venture into a NSW national park.

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Whale Watching in Sydney Harbour

Whale Watching in Sydney Harbour

From Headlands and viewing platforms on the coast and on whale-watching cruises, spot frolicking humpbacks and spy-hopping southern rights. In Sydney and its surrounds, there are 38 vantage points on land to watch whales.

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Best Time to go Whale Watching

Best Time to go Whale Watching

Whale Watching from mid May to mid November is good for Whale Watching Sydney. Mid May to August is the northern migration and August till mid November is for the southern migration. These are the times the whales are migrating past Sydney.

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Why are the Whales Endangered?

Why are the Whales Endangered?

Whales are susceptible to entanglement in commercial fishing gear. This can slow whales down, weakening them, and can prohibit them from feeding leading to eventual starvation and death.

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Why do Whales Migrate?

Why do Whales Migrate?

The simplest explanation for whale migration is diet and whale breeding. During the warm months of the year whales migrate to cold waters where the food is, then when the weather becomes colder and the food scarce whales will migrate to warmer water for mating and breeding.

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Sydney Whale Watching Season about to start

Sydney Whale Watching Season about to start

Getting ready for the start of our whale watching Sydney season. The crew are super anxious and cant sleep they are so excited. There have been sightings off the Sydney coastline most of the week, so looking forward to our season. Look forward to seeing the big guys...

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Whale

Whale

The northern migration of Humpback Whales past Sydney starts in autumn, but other cetacean species can be seen from Sydney's shore line through summer. Over the last few weeks there have been numerous sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins but yesterday I was lucky enough...

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Turtle

Turtle

Here is the latest update from Ecotourism Australia's web page on our turtle "Jude". Looks like she is coming along very nicely. Oz Whale Watching's Sponsor Turtle making great progress. Advanced Ecotourism certified Operator Oz Whale Watching, based in Sydney...

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THE MUST DO HARBOUR CRUISE EXPERIENCE THIS SUMMER!!!