PORTLAND & BRIDGEWATER BAY

Southern Right Whale. 300 x 200 jpg

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WHALES OF PORTLAND

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
1 Sep 2018 - 12:20pm Dutton Way (near Wally's Ramp) - PORTLAND Southern Right Whale 2 Southern Right whales 200 metres off shore at Dutton Way (just before Wally’s Ramp), PORTLAND
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31 Aug 2018 - 01:50pm Lawrence Rocks Humpback Whale 1 Humpback Whale breaching west of Lawrence Rocks, Portland. Visible from Point Danger and Cape Grant quarry gates.

Time sighted 1:45 PM
Date: Friday 31 August 2018
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31 Aug 2018 - 01:20pm Bridgewater Bay Southern Right Whale 1 Southern Right Whale 300 metres offshore at Shelly Beach, Bridgewater Bay heading west towards Bridgewater Beach
Date sighted: 31st August 2018
Time sighted: 1:20pm

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31 Aug 2018 - 10:30am Dutton Way Southern Right Whale 2 Mothers and Calves Southern Right Whale 200 metres offshore along Dutton Way
Date sighted: 31/08/2018
Time sighted: 10.40 am

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24 Aug 2018 - 11:40am Cape Bridgewater Southern Right Whale 1 Southern Right Whale 300 metres off Cape Bridgewater, between Petrified Forest and Seal Colony, heading rapidly east towards Bridgewater Bay.

Date sighted: 24 August 2018
Time sighted: 11.40 AM
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24 Aug 2018 - 10:50am Hanlon Parade/Dutton Way in Portland Bay Southern Right Whale 1 Southern Right Whale 300 metres off Hanlon Parade (Yacht Club marker buoy), heading towards Dutton Way, PORTLAND

Date sighted: 24 August 2018
Time sighted: 10.50 AM


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23 Aug 2018 - 01:10pm Bridgewater Bay Southern Right Whale 3 Southern Right Whales off Murrel's Beach, heading west towards Bridgewater Beach, CAPE BRIDGEWATER
1 Southern Right Whale off Cape Bridgewater seal colony, also heading towards beach.

Date sighted: 23 August 2018
Time sighted: 1.10 PM
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22 Aug 2018 - 12:20pm Wade Street Lookout - PORTLAND Southern Right Whale 2 Southern Right whales 400 metres off shore from Wade Street viewing platform, PORTLAND

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21 Aug 2018 - 11:40am Wade Street Viewing Platform, PORTLAND Southern Right Whale 1 Southern Right Whale 100 metres off shore Wade Street viewing platform heading towards the Lee Breakwater
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14 Aug 2018 - 09:10am Yellow Rock, PORTLAND Southern Right Whale 1 Southern Right whale 100 metres off shore at Yellow Rock, PORTLAND
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