In the competitive world of cetacean courtship, male humpbacks are facing new social pressures.
Australians have watched in horror this week as two separate humpback whales were tangled up in Queensland shark nets on the same day. These put the number of whales caught in Queensland shark nets to four this season – that we know about.
It’s that time of year again, when the humpback highway is about to hit peak blubber to blubber as humpback whales migrate up Australia’s east and west coasts from Antarctic waters.
Off the Australian coastline, the ocean’s most majestic creatures await. From the sparkling waters of Hervey Bay in Queensland to the untamed and teeming Southern Ocean off Western Australia, there’s a whale encounter with your name on it. And even better, they’re all in the name of conservation.
New South Wales
You don’t have to venture far beyond the famous dazzling white sands of Hyams Beach (and many others) to escape the crowds and find yourself at one with nature in the NSW gem.
Australia abounds in mesmerising marine life. Here’s where you can have the best aquatic encounters around the country.
Australian Geographic Shark Blog
It’s an incredible sight to see: sharks feasting on a whale carcass, but could it be that this is encouraging more human-shark interactions?
This year, many of Australia’s best animal science stories had a focus on restoring Australia’s biodiversity – the vast web of living organisms that keep our air, soil and water healthy. Biodiversity affects our economic development as well as our health and wellbeing. We offer you ten stories from 2017 that provide hope that sustained efforts can help.
Tail extension, a mysterious and seldom-witnessed humpback whale behaviour, has been sighted multiple times in Moreton Bay Marine Park this past week.