As whale migration season gets underway, boaties are reminded to keep a safe distance between vessels and these marine animals.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority assistant director of reef conservation actions Dr Mark Read said several whale sightings, including a humpback whale off Heron Island, were already reported via the Authority’s Eye on the Reef app.
“During June to September, humpback whales and dwarf minke whales migrate to the Reef’s warmer waters to mate, calve and socialise,” Dr Read said.
“Seeing a whale in the Marine Park is a special and memorable experience and, to ensure it happens safely, there are rules in place to protect onlookers and the whales.”
Earlier this month whales were spotted in the Palm Island Group- how cool?!