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Whales do not sleep as we do.

To rest, whales sleep only half brain so they remember to take air in, otherwise they would drown.

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Another Poem – The amazing journey of the Humpbacks!

It’s time, the music begins The stirrings deep within Now begins the 10,000klm swim Of the majestic creatures of the sea The music is contagious Pods singing with heavenly sounds Awakens the sleepy ones Up the coast we swim towards the warmer seas One breach, two breaches and then a twist, splash It’s a celebration […]

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Who’s Watching Whom?

Whales have great eyesight both above and below the water. For short amounts of time, whales can raise their heads vertically out of the water until their eyes are exposed. This behaviour is called ‘spy hopping’ and it enables them to see where sounds are coming from (in particular from boats and other whales). It […]

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The Whale – what a story…

Just recently I read an interesting article about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. (San Francisco) “She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped […]

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Did you know?

A female whale is called a Cow, a male a Bull & a baby a Calf The female is pregnant for 12 months The calf stays with its mother for 2 years When born the calf can be 2- 3 meters long and weigh 1-1½tonne In the first three weeks of life the calf can […]

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Playful Whales – A Poem by an Employee of Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching…

The crew came running into the office With shouts of joy What a day, what a cruise Oh how privileged we are Take a look at this Four Whales mugging the boat What a sight So close to the boat The crew reaching out to give them a rub Passengers looking in awe Oh how […]

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Did you know?

During annual migration the humpback travels a total of 10,000km and the whales do not eat!

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Whale Watching! Magnificient! Breathtaking!

The whale watching season is fast approaching. Just can’t wait to see the gentle giants of the sea travelling along the humpback highway.

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Welcome to 2012

Expect more posts this year!

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