Today 7.1.2019, my husband Chris & his son Trevor were fishing off Forster NSW. Heading out in the morning at 5.45am they noticed a large surface disturbance & then a few breathing spouts were seen. This turned out to be 2 whales approximately 1.5 to 2 Km off the shore. Returning to port about 9.30am the whales were again sighted in more or less the same area feeding with about 40 dolphins in 35M of water. There were indications of considerable bait fish on the boats sonar system in this area. One whale was 30% larger than the other. They always stayed very close to each other. They seemed to be feeding on what looked like schools of slimy mackerel. The dorsal fin was very distinct & quite raked & about 30 to 40 cm high; the tail never came out of the water; the heads were very difficult to see in the conditions & also did not breach the surface; the colour was a dark grey on their backs; the larger whale seemed to be about 12 to 14M in length; the whales were more slender than Humpback whales. We observed them feeding with Dolphins & sea birds in quite a frenzy & the whales seemed to react & turn quickly. The whales seemed to come up for breath at intervals from 2 minutes to 5 minutes; the whales seemed to be travelling at about 5km/hr. The whales left very large swirling areas on the ocean surface where they had travelled. We observed them for about 30 minutes feeding. Unfortunately the opportunity for photos was not possible. Looking through web sites I would think the whales were either Brydes or Sei species ... See MoreSee Less
Moonshadow - TQC Cruises We’d like to get into the Christmas spirit...
and share this with our friends
to say happy Christmas...
enjoy the leadup...
We hope you like this little Port Stephens styled greeting - so you can share with your Port Stephens loving, friends and family...
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Before we sign off for another year, we would like to announce the winner of our 'Win a Lighthouse Cottage Holiday' competition. Congratulations to Mark S. - you have won a 2 night stay at Cape Byron Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage! We hope you enjoy your stay. ... See MoreSee Less
What a whale season it has been! 2018 has been one for the ages, we've spotted Migaloo, seen some amazing photos and videos, and you guys have once again logged a huge amount of whale sightings through the app. Thanks to everyone for the continued support. See you all in 2019!
The NSW coastline is filled with picturesque national parks that are perfect for whale watching. Check out the top 15 that had the highest whale sightings in 2018. Which national park did you spot whales this season?
For over 15 years, Sea Shepherd has been relentless in its pursuit to stop the Japanese Whaling Fleet from needlessly killing whales in the Southern Ocean. Sea Shepherd actions have saved over 6000 whales from Japan\'s deadly harpoons. But, we have been alone in this fight and, despite Japan’s wha...
Mette Mørk Olesen, det er nok for sent at kigge hvaler, når I kommer, men de er der🐳🐳🐋🐋
David Cameron - best get down to the beach
Angela May show dad
Great photo, but doesn't look a bit like Manly 😉
I live in Pottsville northern NSW saw so many whales off the beach and at Hastings Point but I now have whale watching withdrawals. Loved just sitting and watching them cruising tail slapping breaching and spying. Oh well will have to wait until next season 🤔🐳🐋🐳🐋
Sunset supper. This humpback is getting his dinner by 'lunge feeding'. They force their prey to the top of the water in a 'bait pool'. Then they accelerate through the pool, taking in a mass of water and prey. After the water is filtered out (and a few attempts later) a whale can ingest almost one tonne of prey!
Moonshadow - TQC Cruises shared a photo to Wild About Whales NSW's timeline.
4 months ago
Just a few visitors from the past few days - notice the dark underbelly on the breaching whale, although we do see darker whales come through - this is a characteristic observed in a majority of Northern hemisphere humpbacks
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Thom Newman shared a post to Wild About Whales NSW's timeline.
4 months ago
Taken from Copacabana on the NSW Central CoastFinally caught a whale! Humpback migrating south...
Must admit, I’m quite partial to the B&W version. ... See MoreSee Less
Zaf Man this would be a great getaway that is very much overdue!
Would be amazing.
Entered what a great Escape
Byron pay n pay..once a slaughterhouse for whales with the ocean blood red..now a place of violence, homelessness,ice,sexual assaults on the beach..PURE GREED