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Saturday 3rd August 2019

15 Whales

Byron Bay

8-21

SSW 7KN

1.8m

Today there was plenty of action out off the coast of Ballina and Byron Bay. We enjoyed breaching, comp groups, muggings & tail slapping on our Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruises at 8:00am & 11:00am. Conditions are looking good this week, so be sure to book aboard our Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise.

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10 Fascinating facts about Humpback Whales

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A fully grown Humpback Whale can weigh more than 5 adult elephants, the largest land mammal.


. Humpback Whales fast during the winter living off of fat stores they’ve acquired gorging themselves during their feeding season.

. It is estimated that as much as 90% of the humpback whales population was eliminated during the whaling era.

. The only known natural predator to hunt humpback whales is a pack of hungry killer whales. Successful attacks are believed to be rare with most attacks ending up
in nothing more than scarring and bruises.

. During mating season only the male humpback whales produce whale songs, or “sing”

. Consuming a large variety of fish and krill, these marine mammals have the most diverse eating habits of all baleen whales.

. The scientific name for the Humpback Whale is, “Megaptera novaeangliae”.

. Humpback Whales are easily identifiable by their abnormally large flippers, big fanned tail and hump-shaped back with a small black dorsal fin.

. Humpback whales can hunt in cooperative groups of 15 or more when searching for food.

. The humpback whale is protected against hunting by international law.


Whale breaching out of the water.

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