2nd July 2021
Some stunning weather on the Surf Coast this week with clear, crisp sunny days. Whales have been hanging around off the beach at Moggs Creek and Spout Creek and the flat, serene ocean has made observing them all the easier.
Southern Right Whales visit local coastlines from May to October each year after undertaking the annual migration from sub-Antarctic feeding ground.
The Southern Right Whale is called this name because it lives in the southern ocean and also was considered the ‘right’ whale to hunt by early whalers. The whalers were able to hunt the whale easily because it came close to the shore and it gave a good amount of oil when killed. Thankfully these days, they’re simply seen as the ‘right’ whale for whale watching!
If you’d like to keep up to date on whale sightings down the coast, Visit Great Ocean Road has a dedicated page where you can sign up for alerts – Whale Sightings & Recent Locations Visit Great Ocean Road.
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