Tangalooma's Brisbane Whale Watching News

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Read first hand accounts of what is seen on-board our Whale Watching Cruises. Updates are posted daily by our on-board Eco Rangers and Commentary team.

Whales here, whales there, whales everywhere!

09 Feb 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Everywhere we looked, we saw whales! It's great to see so many of these beautiful mammals making their way into Moreton Bay Marine Park at this time of year.

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Breaching into our last week of whale watches!

09 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Time has definitely flown for the 2016 whale watching season. With only one week left, we hope to see plenty more spectacular shows by these migrating Humpback whales!

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32 whales!

08 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

We are heading into the last week of whale watching but getting a great number of sightings, with the most ever sighted in one day for this year!

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Three calves breaching

07 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The Humpback whale calves seemed to be having a jumping contest today, with three breaching around the Tangalooma Jet!

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1000 whales = $5000 for the Kids Cancer Project

06 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today we spotted number 1000 whale for Tangalooma's Whale Watching cruise!

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Nearly 1000 whales!

05 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

For today's whale watching cruise, we spotted 18 Humpback whales, only 4 short of reaching 1000 whales for 2016

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Manta Rays!

04 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It was a great day for whale watching in Moreton Bay today, with 20 Humpback whales spotted.

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Whales galore!

02 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Let's bump up those whale sightings for the 2016 whale watch season, with 23 whales seen on today's whale watch cruise!

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Baby breaches

01 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Wow, what a spectacular day to be whale watching with 18 whales sighted!

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Resting mother and calf

28 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With calm conditions in Moreton Bay, the Humpback whales were resting and conserving energy for the upcoming storm with 7 whales spotted for the day.

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Spotted 900 whales so far this season!

27 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The target of over 1000 Humpback Whales this season is looking promising with just over 900 already sighted and we still have around 17 cruises left!

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Aggressive males

26 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The competition was full on for today's whale watch! The whale watch started off calmly with mothers and their calves seen enjoying the waters, just north of Moreton Island.

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21 whales!

24 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well we are heading into the last three weeks of whale watching at Tangalooma and still getting great number of Humpback whales passing Moreton Bay with 21 spotted today!

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Curious four

23 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was amazing weather today and the Humpback whales seemed to be relaxing in the great weather with 14 spotted for the day.

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All whales in the bay

21 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

For todays whale watch, all the Humpback whales were within Moreton Bay with 18 spotted!

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Calves playing in the rain

21 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

There was some rain in Moreton Bay today but didn't stop the Humpback whale calves from being playful with two spotted and a total of 5 whales for the day.

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Some male whale rivalry

20 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet guests were lucky to see some unique interaction between two pods of male Humpback whales!

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A lazy day on the bay

19 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were excited to watch 7 Humpback whales on today's whale watch.

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Whales fired up by the wild weather!

18 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The strong winds and rainfall certainly didn't dampen the whale watch cruise today, as the whales still delivered a spectacular behavioural show!

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Whens Migaloo heading back south??

17 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With only a month left for the Tangalooma Whale Watching, everyone is wondering when will Migaloo past Moreton Island for his return journey south?

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Let's get those sightings up!

15 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Here at Tangalooma we are all hoping to get those whale sighting numbers up!

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Mothers and calves heading home

15 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

As we make our way into the last two months of whale watching at Tangalooma, its all the mother Humpback whales with their newborn calves heading back south home.

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Playful calf

14 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

A little Humpback whale calf took todays cruise spotlight with some great tail slaps and playful behaviour!

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More amazing weather

13 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The great weather continued today with glass like water and the sun shining, making for a great day for whale watching.

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Embracing the calm weather

12 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It seems the Humpback whales are embracing the calm weather and using it for some time to relax before they continue their journey back south to Antarctica.

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The race is on

11 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The whales were certainly full of energy today, as they were moving very fast in a southwards direction.

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Breaching off the bow!

07 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With some strong easterly winds, the Tangalooma Jet kept to the north western side of Cape Moreton, spending the day with two pods that displayed some great surface displays.

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Whales near the Tangalooma Wrecks

06 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The whale spotting started straight away with 3 juvenile Humpback whales spotted just 600m west of the Tangalooma Wrecks, in Moreton Bay.

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Expecting more adult and calves this month

01 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It was a great day to spot some wild Humpback whales, with 9 spotted for the day.

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Starting our day with whales in the bay!

31 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Cassie

Just before firing up the Tangalooma jet's engines to depart for our whale watch cruise a juvenile was spotted about 100 metres breaching right out the front of resort!

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Spring is coming!

30 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was a spectacular day out for the whale watching cruise, with great weather and 22 Humpback whales spotted in the crystal clear waters of Moreton Bay.

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Breach-a-thon

29 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales certainly made a splash on today's whale watch, with some spectacular breaches seen!

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Sunday chill day

28 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales were certainly chilled out today, they definitely took advantage that it was a Sunday!

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Whales, dolphins, turtles and a manta ray!

27 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Moreton Bay was full of animals today, with all types of marine life spotted from the Tangalooma Jet.

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Spy hopping in the weekend

26 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were thrilled to see couple of Humpback whales displaying spy hops!

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50 dolphins!

25 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The dolphins took the spotlight today with a pod of 50 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins spotted off Cape Moreton!

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Full of energy!

22 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales were full of energy on today's whale watch!

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Breach for the sky!

21 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were treated to an entertaining show put on by one of the calves on today's whale watch.

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Bumpy ride worth it

20 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With some strong winds and swell at the north point of Moreton Island, it was a slightly bumpy ride to the whale watching grounds, but it was well worth it with 18 whales spotted!

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Breaching calves

19 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Newborn calves took the spotlight on todays whale watch, with two spotted doing breaches!

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Adult showing the juveniles how it's done

18 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Recently guests on board the Tangalooma Jet have been witnessing juvenile Humpback whales doing all the breaching, but today we were treated with a fully grown adult doing several breaches!

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Juveniles heading home

17 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet, all the whales spotted were juveniles, with a total of 11 for the day.

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Well deserved rest

16 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

After a busy weekend of non stop breaching, the Humpback whales seemed to be having a rest day today.

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Magic Monday

15 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a way to start the working week, with so much breaching activity!

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Burning off that whale blubber

14 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were thrilled at the sight of so much whale activity on today’s whale watch, with 10 Humpback whales seen!

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Dolphins taking the spotlight

13 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It was the cousins of the Humpback whale that was the highlight today, with a pod of10 Common dolphins putting on a show for guests on board the Tangalooma Jet.

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Double Breach!!

12 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Best whale watch so far. Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet had a once in a lifetime experience, with two young adult Humpback whales doing a double breach!

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Largest pod so far

11 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today we had the largest pod we have sighted for the 2016 season, with a pod of 6 Humpback whales spotted west of Cape Moreton.

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Let's bump up those whale sightings!

10 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

17 whales spotted today!

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Breach contest!

09 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It seemed today that the Humpback whales were having a jumping contest!

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Airborne whales

08 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Wow, what an incredible whale watch! The day was filled with curious and airborne Humpback whales.

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Sunday splash day

07 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The swell was rolling today and the whales absolutely loved it!

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Trio of Juveniles

06 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The Tangalooma Jet and guests on board were treated to some very curious juvenile Humpback whales today!

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Clouds didn't stop the whales

02 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

There may have been clouds in the sky, but it sure didn't affect the whales moods with the day full of breaches, tail lops and pectoral slaps!

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Peek a boo, I see you!

01 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were extremely lucky to see a total of 10 Humpback whales today.

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What a way to end the weekend!

31 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today was a perfect day for whale watching, with sunny skies, crystal blue waters and plenty of Humpback whales surrounding the Tangalooma Jet!

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Calf showing off

30 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Todays whale watch cruise was one of the best so far for 2016!

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What a week for whale watchers!

29 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The working week was spectacular for whale watchers along the east coast of Australia,with the popular and rare albino Humpback whale Migaloo migrating along the coast.

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Whale done little one!

28 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were treated to a newborn calf and its mother!

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Just missed Migaloo!

27 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Migaloo just got his timing wrong as the Tangalooma Jet left as he reached Cape Moreton.

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All play on a gloomy day

26 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The clouds in the sky sure didn't stop the Humpback whales from playing around, with 15 spotted today!

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Migaloo's cousin

25 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today's whale watch was certainly full of activity! For most of the whale watch, guests on the Tangalooma Jet watched on at 4 adult male whales charging towards a mum and her newborn calf.

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A restful Sunday

24 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today's whale watch was definitely a restful day for the Humpback whales.

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Coming in closer to the bay

23 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

As the Humpback whale migration progresses, more and more whales are starting to head towards Moreton Bay.

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Perfect day to spot a calf

22 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well it was prefect conditions for whale watching out in Moreton Bay, with 8 whales sighted for the day.

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Pair of whales breaching

21 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Out in the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, a pair of two Humpback whales were showing off their aerial skills with several breaches just off Flinders Reef!

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Breached as bro!

20 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well the action started straight away on board the Tangalooma Jet, with a solo Humpback whale doing continuous breaches!

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Tangalooma Flyer greeted with a mother and calf

19 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Tangalooma Flyer's first whale watching trip.

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Head lunging into the week

18 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a way to start the working week, with many head lunges seen by one of the adult Humpback whales on today’s whale watch!

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Whales sighted at Flinders Reef

14 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was a cloudy day but that didn't stop the Humpback whales from being curious and inquisitive, as they were regularly approaching the vessel.

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Humpbacks on humpday

13 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet, a total of 7 whales were sighted with most of them spotted just off Cape Moreton.

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Juveniles putting on a show

12 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The whales were fairly elusive at the start of the cruise, but things got exciting when a pod of three juveniles became curious with the Tangalooma Jet.

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Whalecome to the world!

11 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today’s whale watch whalecomed new life, with a new born calf sighted with its mum!

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Tails up in the air!

10 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Wow, what a fantastic whale watch today!

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Saturday is breach day!

09 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well the whales had only one thing on their agenda today, to reach the sky! Nearly every whale sighted today was breaching, with 16 sighted!

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TWIF – Thank whale it's Friday!

08 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a way to end the week with a total of 8 Humpback whales viewed on today’s whale watch.

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Humpbacks resting and laying back

07 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Seemed to be a rest day for the Humpback whales in the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, with 8 spotted for the day.

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Unique whale interaction

06 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were treated to a very unique experience today, as they got to witness an interaction between two separate pods of Humpback whales.

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On a mission

04 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales definitely made it rain today, with an abundance of water sprays on their northern migration to tropical warmer waters.

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Lazy Sunday

03 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Passengers on board the Tangalooma Jet were very fortunate to see a total of 16 Humpback whales on today’s whale watch!

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Juveniles leading the day

02 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today out on the whale watch, Guests got to watch juvenile whales on their northward migration.

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Clapping in July with tail slaps

01 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

For the first day of July and the second month of the migration, The Tangalooma Jet spotted 9 whales.

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Whales and dolphins just off the Cape

30 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was a beautiful day out in the waters of Moreton Bay, with guests treated to a pod of bottlenose dolphins and two humpback whales just off Cape Moreton.

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Hit the jackpot with marine life today!

28 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today’s whale watch was full of marine life, with Humpback whales, Bottlenose dolphins and Green sea turtles sighted!

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Whale, hello there!

27 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales definitely put on an exciting show for passengers on board the Tangalooma Jet today!

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Whales everywhere!

26 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The whale watching vessel was surrounded by pods of whales today!

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So close to the boat!

25 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet, a humpback whale got up close and personal to the vessel and guests, and did some huge tail slaps right next to the bow!

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Time to blow off some steam

24 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today marked a goal driven day on the northward migration of the Humpback whale, with a total of 7 whales sighted.

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Breaching off the bow

23 Jun 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Beautiful and calm conditions today on the whale-watch.

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Let's clap for those impressive tail slaps!

22 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Tail slaps galore on today’s whale watch!

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Breach for the Sky

21 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today was a spectacular day with 13 whales sighted, the most sightings so far for the 2016 season!

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What a flipper of a day!

18 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Todays whale watch was all about the pec slaps!

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Rest day for whales

17 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It seemed to be rest day for the Humpback whales in Moreton Bay, as a mother and calf were spotted staying close to each other and logging.

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Quandamooka Welcome Whales

11 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Crew and guests were very privileged to be aboard the Tangalooma Jet for the official launch of Tangalooma's 2016 whale watching season.

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One slap, two slap, three tail slaps!

10 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today was full of active whales, with a total of 7 spotted on board the Tangalooma Jet.

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Mother of a Whale

09 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

On board the Tangalooma Jet we spotted a total of 8 Humpback Whales, and its only the second day of the season!

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Taking the spotlight

09 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The spotlight was taken off the whales today and full attention spanned to a pod of around 20 Common dolphins!

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First Whales of 2016!!

08 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The Tangalooma Jet went out today for the first Tangalooma Whale Watch of 2016, spotting two juvenile males on what could have been their first solo migration from Antarctica to Northern Queensland.

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Almost a Thousand Whales!!

31 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Well, we’ve come to the end of our 2015 whale watching season now and sadly have to say goodbye to our humpback whales until they return next year.

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Still plenty of action!

30 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

We are now coming to the end of the whale season, with only a couple of days of whale watching left before our humpback whales disappear again to spend the summer feeding down in Antarctica.

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Baby Whale Play Date

15 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

We had a great day today – conditions were lovely and we saw a total of four mother-calf pairs of humpback whales!

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What's happening to the krill?

12 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

More baby whales today – in total we saw three pods of humpback whales today, all were mother and calf pairs.

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Amazing displays!

08 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

The weather has been great with many beautiful calm days and the whales are coming through in large numbers now on their way back South towards Antarctica.

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Whales in the Bay

22 Sep 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

We didn’t have to go far today, we spotted our first humpback whales right off Tangalooma Resort! It was a mother and calf pair and they were resting.

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Perfect Conditions and Playful Whales

02 Sep 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Today we even had a rare sighting of a beautiful banded Sea Snake up at the surface for a breath of air, right next to the boat!

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A White Whale!!!

11 Aug 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

It was an amazing view to see this beautiful bright white creature emerging from the dark blue water! And so lucky to spot one of only three white whales in a population of almost 20,000!

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Baby Whales off Cape Moreton

31 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Today was quite an exciting whale watch! The first pod of humpback whales we encountered off Cape Moreton included a mother with a tiny newborn baby!

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Whale Fertiliser

23 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

An interesting thing to consider and a good example of how our impacts on only one part of an ecosystem can have huge effects on other parts, even on ourselves!

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First Baby of the 2015!!

10 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Today was quite a special whale watch, as we spotted our first baby humpback whale this year! The calf was swimming alongside mum staying very close to her side.

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Mating Season

09 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Lots of the pods we’re seeing tend to be large adults that are quite active, often chasing each other. These are competitive or courtship pods consisting of one female being pursued by several males.

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