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Breaching Humpbacks and Mega pods of Dolphins!

27th September 2009

The whale season from June to September has been a great time for seeing everything that the Port StephensDouble breach waterways have to offer! We have seen just about everything on the bingo card so far: Humpbacks breaching, Pacific Common Dolphins in pods of over 1000, Little Penguins drifting about, Australian Fur Seals laying back in the water and on the rocks at Cabbage Tree Island and, of course, Sea Turtles, that Sandy Plankton says can reach over 100 years old!!!

About the only thing we didn’t get to mark off was Migaloo, we have heard that he was already up on the Gold Coast and he must have snuck past Port Stephens and Nelson Bay during the night on the way back down!common

So as October greets us, so do the Humpback mothers and their newborn baby whales! They are travelling in full force down the coast keen to “show off” and October is always a great time to mark of the wildlife Bingo card. We even still see some other species of whales as the year progresses like Southern Right whales, Sei whales and False Killer Whales to name a few!

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Mothers and Calves still coming down!

1st November 2009

2009 has been one of the best Southern migrations of Humpback Whale mothers and calves we have had so far!Mother and calf

We love to think that this is in part thanks to growing population numbers and a cease in hunting Humpbacks!

We are into our first week in November and have had excellent sightings every day of breaching calves enjoying the great weather. It is really going to round off a great October and we still have a couple of days to go yet!

Imagine is going to run a whale watching trip every day until the 15th of November, which is when we have seen a drop in sightings in the past. So come and see the Mums and their newborn babies before whale watching finishes in 2009!

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Sensational summer!

15th December 2008

What a terrific summer it’s going to be!

The Marine Discovery is always a big hit. We have four Divemasters now, Jane, Hazel, Roger and Didj. It’s difficult to tell who has the most fun, us or the people we take summersnorkeling! I suspect Didj may actually be part fish as he can hold his breath for so long! Some of the interesting creatures we have spotted in the past include wobbegongs, banjo rays, stingrays and blue gropers. The Marine Discovery trips are usually to Cabbage Tree Island or Fingal Island. The scenery at both locations is spectacular.

Summer will also been busy with the Dolphin Watches, with several new additions to the local bottlenose dolphin population (they’re so cute) and of course the Sundowner Sail! Come out for a trip with us soon, you never know what interesting sights you’ll see!

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