Your Chance to Name a Whale in Portland!

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Win a luxury weekend for two, staying at the Cape Nelson Lighthouse. Includes a four-course degustation at Clock by the Bay and the right to name a Southern Right Whale! View more.

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Don't miss this competition for whale watchers...

Log a whale sighting before Sunday, August 16th for a chance to name a Southern Right Whale and return to Portland for a luxury weekend for two people.

The Prize:

* Name this Southern Right Whale (pictured).  'How is this possible?' you ask... Thanks to DELWP, one lucky whale watcher will get the opportunity to name whale 190719.  This whale is part of the Southern Right Whale Photo Identification Project with it's last confirmed sighting at the Portland Breakwater on July 19th last year.  It is a sub-adult and has interesting white blazes on its belly and under its chin

* 2 nights accommodation at the Cape Nelson Lighthouse - An unique location where whales are often spotted and Deluxe Accommodation Bronze winner at the 2019 Victorian Tourism Awards.

* Four Course degustation for two at Clock By The Bay

To enter you must log a whale sighting in Portland by August 16th, so come for a day trip, a sneaky mid-weeky or spend a weekend in Portland before August 16th for your chance to spot a whale, log the sighting and win!

Visit this page find out where whales have been spotted recently around Portland, sign up to receive sighting notifications, and log a sighting to enter the competition.

Terms and Conditions:

* Whale sightings must be submitted via the sighting log on the I AM PORTLAND website, approved and in the Portland area (The approval process ensures the legitimacy of sightings)

* Accommodation and Dining must be redeemed directly with the operators, subject to availability, and take place before October 30th, 2020.

* The Southern Right Whale Photo Identification Project team must approve the chosen whale name (comical or explicit names will not be accepted)

* The winner will be notified by email within a week of the end of the competition.  The winner will need to respond and confirm within 7 days, otherwise, the prize will be redrawn

* The winner will be selected randomly from all approved whale sighting that occurs between July 5 and August 16, 2020.  You can enter more than once however multiple sighting in a short time frame by the same person at the same location will not be accepted.


The Southern Right Whale Identification Project has been running for a number of years. The Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP) calls on the community to participate in this citizen science project which supports its Southern Right Whale research program. DELWP invites you to submit sighting information and photos of Southern Right Whales which is vital for monitoring and protection of this Critically Endangered species.  You can find out more here, and we encourage you to also submit Southern Right Wahle sightings here, particularly if you have a photo showing clear markings on the whale.

Images of Whale 190719 courtesy of Stephanie Gould and DELWP

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