Come June, eyes are kept peeled for that elusive blow as boat trips start taking a turn off the point and further to sea searching, and hoping, for the first sighting of a Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae. Humpback Whales are large animals, measuring 13-14 m in length and weighing 30-40 tonnes. They have a big […]
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These videos are taken by our volunteers while they are here documenting some of the more exciting moments of their trips. This one was one of the first Humpback whale sightings of the season. An emotional moment if it’s your first time… Humpback whale http://youtu.be/_Y1opr_JFoU
Some times it is so worth getting up early on those cold mornings to see a serine view like this.
Over the last two weeks the ORCA Foundation have enjoyed several exciting trips out to sea on the Ocean Blue boats. One of the main reasons is that the annual migration of the humpback whales has reached our shores and we have already seen many of these beautiful giants. The whales migrate northwards to tropical […]
This week we had the opportunity to view a whale that had washed up on the beach. It unfortunately was long dead but we could still see the immensity of the animal. It was approx 15 meters long, the tail was 5 meters wide and the pectoral flipper was 4.2 meters long. The body was quite badly […]