Whales 7 October, 2009   2 comments

Mums and calves are predominantly what we are seeing at present and what a joy it is.

Most of the time it is calf’s born this season but we are also seeing calf’s, possibly from last years births. Calves stay with their mums for 2 years.

Today’s  calf that we spent much of the morning with, both at the beginning and end of our trip, was from last year or even the year before. It looked to us that the mother and calf had both been hit by a boat, as you will see from the dorsal area.

Mother’s dorsal

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and calf’s dorsal

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Taking photos of the whales is not just about capturing beautiful images of these creatures but gathering as much information from these photos for researchers.

I just love to watch these young calf’s rolling all over the water.

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And learning what their bodies can do.

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Posted October 9, 2009 by goldcoastwhales in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Whales 7 October, 2009

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  1. It\’s amazing what they can do with their bodies. It\’s so sad so many Whales are hit by a boat.

  2. Wonderful update. I\’m glad the boat didn\’t do too much damage.

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