Baby Whales Make Big Splash

Baby Whales Make Big Splash

Source: Newcastle Herald

More than 1000 newborn whales are expected to pass the Hunter’s coast over coming weeks as the giants of the sea head back to southern waters.Whale Watching Australia

This humpback calf put on a show near the entrance to Port Stephens on the path back from warmer breeding waters in the north.

Imagine Cruises skipper Frank Future estimated about 1800 whales would pass the Hunter by mid-November, when the whale-watching season begins to drop off. Mr Future said the whale-watching season had been strong so far, with good weather and a strong turnout from the whales contributing to strong patron numbers.

Dozens of whales were also spotted in cruises early this week.

‘‘[There has been] lots of action plus quite large groups of adult humpbacks still mating as they travel back south to their feeding grounds,’’ Mr Future said.

‘‘The weather has been kind as well.’’

Whale migration south is expected to begin dwindling in mid-November- Imagine Cruises last Whale Watch is November 10th.