Today Cat Balou sighted 15 Humpback whales. Some pods were not as active as yesterday, however we witnessed many beautiful flukes – with Researcher Manue capturing most, a few peduncle throws and some breaches but not at close range. A mother, calf & escort near Leonard’s Island were quite active with pec slapping and peduncle throws and gave some fisherman a very close encounter.
Manue reports that three whales sighted by her in Hervey Bay this year were resighted at Eden 23 days later – one mother & calf plus another adult. They haven’t wasted any time heading south!