The whale season in Geographe Bay is complete

A rare event in Geographe Bay with a blue whale raising its tail prior to diving.

A rare event in Geographe Bay with a blue whale raising its tail prior to diving.

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Big Weather, Big Whales

The storm front passed last night but the wind she blows and the swell remains huge. An early morning from 05:30 spent at Point Piquet was well worth the effort, as 3 pods of Blue whales were recorded all heading west into the massive seas. Two of these pods consisted of females with their calves swimming close by!

What a top start to the day!

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Big storm swell at Pt Piquet

It has been quite awhile since my first post, and I do apologise: I have been flat out working a big whale season in Geographe Bay, with Curtin University down for November undertaking the Theodolite study for the third successive year, and nearly 20 small vessel photo-id trips completed.

Today is a milestone, as my website has been updated with 5 new pages thanks to a very talented Sarah Marley. We decided to sit down in a coffee shop in Dunsborough this afternoon as a  very fierce storm crossed the West coast, generating 50+knots of wind and a huge swell (see pic below).

I will be posting regularly and working on the website.

 

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Hi World

This is my first post in my first blog, ever in my life! A big learning curve for me but exciting as well.

I live in south western Australia, and study and photograph whales. This Blog is the beginning of a new website on the work with whales. I hope you enjoy it.

A young humpback whale moving past Cape Naturaliste during September on its long migration to Antarctic feeding grounds.

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