Southern Right Whale. 300 x 200 jpg


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A variety of Whales visit a range of areas around Portland Bay & Cape Bridgewater Bay whilst they are transiting through our Southern Ocean waters each winter.
The range consists of Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and the occasional Orca (Killer Whale) with the most common being the Southern Right Whales.           

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Date & Time Location Type of Whale Photo Comments
24 Jun 2019 - 09:30am Cape Nelson Lighthouse Humpback Whale At least 2 Humpback Whales heading easterly approximately 300 metres off shore.
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23 Jun 2019 - 09:20am Cape Nelson Humpback Whale 5 Humpback whales heading east towards Portland Bay
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16 Jun 2019 - 01:00pm Cape Grant (Quarry Gates) PORTLAND Humpback Whale 2 Humpback whales sighted off Cape Grant (Quarry Gates Road), heading easterly, PORTLAND

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16 Jun 2019 - 11:00am Cape Nelson, PORTLAND Southern Right Whale 2 Southern Right whales sighted off Cape Nelson, heading easterly, PORTLAND

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15 Jun 2019 - 01:20pm Wade Street Lookout - PORTLAND Southern Right Whale 2 Southern Right whales sighted off Whalers Bluff (whale viewing platform Wade Street) heading in a southerly direction. PORTLAND

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11 Jun 2019 - 02:30pm 500 metres off east side of Cape Grant, PORTLAND Southern Right Whale Cow and Calf Pair.
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9 Jun 2019 - 11:10am CAPE BRIDGEWATER BAY Unspecified Unspecified whale sighted off Cape Bridgewater, breaching and being very active. PORTLAND

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5 May 2019 - 10:50am Hanlon Parade, Portland Southern Right Whale 1 Southern Right whale off Hanlon Parade, heading toward Breakwater, PORTLAND

Please call the Portland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 035 567 for further information

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