“So far this season, we have had more successful swims with the whales than ever before – it seems there are more whales and calves around for this time of the season – and they seem more curious as well” – Diveplanit reports with pix and video.
Lady Elliot Island, on the southern Great Barrier Reef, has great diving year round and being just 10 km from the East Australian Current has visits from mantas, turtles and whales at different times of the year.
Wherever you’re sitting in Australia right now, it’s time once again to immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet. The Ocean Film Festival Australia hits cinemas across the country today.
Biodiversity #6 – The Whale has been around for 40 million years, its closest living relative is the hippo! An air breathing mammal that lives in the ocean. Toothed whales use echolocation and can generate up to 20,000 watts of sound.