Whale Facts

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Seasoned travellers

Each year from late-May, approximately 25,000 humpback whales migrate north, travelling over 10,000 kilometres from Antarctica, past Sydney and further up Australia’s east coast to the Great Barrier Reef to feed and breed in the warmer subtropical waters. Learn more here.

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East-coast celebs

Did you know, whales only follow one migration path their entire lives! That means, each year we get to say "G'day" to some old friends, easily identified by their unique markings and colour. You can meet four of our regulars right here.

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Killer vocalists

Whilst you might be aware that humpback whales communicate through their unique songs, did you know that over 33 different vocal sounds have been recordered from those migrating along the Australian coastline? Learn more about their musical skills here.

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Rainbow makers

Whales can create rainbows anywhere, whether they are swimming in deep sea or resting in the calm waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park. The rainbow usually appears from or above the blowhole, so you need to watch them very carefully when out on the water or you might miss it! Learn how rainbows are made here.

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Big, beautiful babies

You might be surprised to know when the baby humpback or 'calf' is born, it can weigh up to 900kgs and drink as much as 600 litres of milk in one day! This milk the babies are fed from their mothers is thick, yoghurt-like and made up of 40-60% fat. Learn more baby whale facts here.



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