Eyre Peninsula Whale Season Expected To Be A Big One


Whale Season on the Eyre Peninsula is well under way with whales making their way to the head of the Bight for breeding and birthing.

Prime whale season begins in early May all the way through until October, giving locals and visitors the opportunity to see the spectacular mammals up close.

So far there have been about 5 whales spotted at Sleaford Bay and around 9 at the head of the bight, including several calves.

Marine Coordinator for Western Eyre, Dirk Holman says they are expecting a big year this season with over a hundred whales expected to come through.

“Like I said, locally there has been Whales at Sleaford Bay or you can go to Fowlers Bay where you can go out with a licenced tour operator on a boat and go out and see the whales, but the head of the Bight is the main area where we get the huge numbers of  Whales and it's a world-class facility what they’ve got there and you're literally right above the Whales and because its that quiet out there, your that close to the whales, you can literally hear them breathing, so it's a really really special place. Said Holman.







Image credit: Supplied, Fredrik Christiansen