The Southern Right Whales Have Arrived, 14 July 2019

We had 5 Southern Right Whales about in the bay today...

Written by Jax Bath, July 15 2019

The Southern Right Whales Have Arrived, 14 July 2019

Guide Summary.

I Spy with my little eye, something that begins with an “s”‘!

Today, we had 5 Southern Right Whales milling around in the bay. We got to see our first real mating behavior of the season, a breach, some flipper slapping and more.We are delighted to see that more and more whales seem to be arriving and we are really looking forward to the rest of the season! If you’d like to join in on the magic, give us a call and let us take you on a whale watching adventure.

On our first tour of the day, we caught up with a mating pod of Southern Right Whales. the whales were in the area of Pearly Beach when we came across 3 whales rolling around. we spent some time watching them roll around. we had 2 adults and one sub adult in the group and got some lovely views of these gentle giants.

The second tour of the day had a very active sub adult whale. Sometimes, when we’re really lucky we get to see the whales play with kelp, this whale decided he would treat us to this spectacular sight, but that was not all! This playful baleen beauty also began to breach! What was unusual was that the whale was breaching with its mouth open! We also got to see some flipper slapping and rolling around,  so we took in this wonderful spectacle before moving on wit the rest of our tour.

 

Daily Snaps.

A Great White Shark by Slash fin.

We identify these sharks using their dorsal fins.

We were really lucky to have several whales around today.

This group was exhibiting mating behavior.

We had 2 adults and one sub adult in the group, we’ve seen many sub adults this year.

Look at the rainbow.

We had beautiful skies today.

Seal kisses.

Face wiping amidst chaos.

A few African Penguins.

Chilling on the island.

The tip of a Copper Sharks tail.

A whale playing with some seaweed.

and then…

looking at us.

breaching with its mouth open!

It’s really cool to see them stick their heads and tails out at the same time!

Flipper slapping, but it looks a lot like a wave.

One last look at the the whales.

Getting some great photographic opportunities.

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Jax Bath Guide

Jax has been guiding for Dyer Island Cruises since 2015, quickly becoming famous for the excitable shouts coming from her direction every time we see incredible wildlife (which is often!).

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