Southern Right Whales
August 15 2002, a mother and
calf Southern Right whale were spotted off Narrawallee Beach, the mother trying to protect her baby
from the strong swell coming from the south. It is predicted that mother
and baby will stay at Narrawallee for a few days till the ocean calms down,
then they will continue there journey down the coast to Antarctica.
Its now Sunday August 18 2002, the mother and calf appear to have moved on in their journey south to Antarctica. We have been honored here at Narrawallee to have had their presents for the past few days, we wish them the best in their journey of life. Mother and calf were spotted at Mollymook Beach and around at Ulladulla Harbour.
Monday August 19 2002, mother and calf were seen at Mollymook Beach and at Collers Beach.
Tuesday August 20 2002, mother and calf have returned to Narrawallee Beach. Mother and baby could be seen breaching around near Preservation rock this morning. By late this afternoon could be seen around near the Inlet entrance.
Wednesday August 21 2002, mother and calf were seen off Buckleys Beach in the early morning, around 9am they made there way around Preservation Rock to Narrawallee Beach. They did a lap of the whole beach then seem to stay around the northern end of the beach. The baby could be seen breaching quite a lot today. Mother and calf also seem to do a lot of belly waves today.
Thursday August 22 2002, Mother and calf did a few laps of the beach. Mother and baby did a few belly waves for the people. Both mother and baby seem happy and content to stay at the moment.
Friday August 23 2002, around 6am mother and calf were seen swimming north along Narrawallee Beach, they then headed around to Buckleys beach were they spent the day. Not much activity from them as the swell had picked up.
Saturday August 24 2002, Mother and calf are still at Buckleys Beach in the morning. In the afternoon made their way south along Narrawallee Beach.
Sunday August 25 2002, Mother and calf were seen having a wonderful time at Mollymook Beach then in the afternoon heading south around to Collers Beach.
Monday August 26 2002, Mother and calf could be seen around at Collers Beach. Calf did a lot of breaching and splashing about. Mother and calf also had a few quite moments too. By night fall mother and calf could be seen at the north end of Mollymook Beach.
Tuesday August 27 2002, Mother and calf have moved on north.
Wednesday August 28 2002, Mother and calf were spotted north off Bendalong.
Wednesday September 4, Mother and calf are back off Collers Beach in the morning then off Mollymook Beach in the afternoon.
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Looking towards Narrawallee Beach
North Narrawallee head land plus Preservation Rock
Mummy and Baby at play looking from Bannister Head
From Narrawallee Beach, Bannister Point Lodge in the distance
Mumma whale just floating in the water
The whales have been circling in an area of Narrawallee Beach as they are protected from the southerly swell.
The calf at play or just a little cranky at mums nugging.
Again at play or cranky with mum
Here you can see how wide mummy is, the calf is the little thing beside her.
You can see the whale in the middle of the picture. This is Narrawallee Beach.
Calf breaching again.
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