Perth Canyon Pygmy Blue Whale Season 2021

Smokey Haze This story was first posted on our Centre for Whale Research Facebook page on May 07, 2021. The fourth pygmy blue whale to have a LIMPET (Low Impact Minimal Penetration Electronic Tag) tag attached is a whale we have dubbed Tiny. In this collaborative project between the Australian Institute of Marine Science and […]

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Perth Canyon Pygmy Blue Whale Season 2021

Blue on Blue This story was first posted on our Centre for Whale Research Facebook page on May 05, 2021. After a gorgeous patch of calm weather and even some smoky conditions offshore, the CWR and AIMS crew are very excited to be watching the tags we have deployed so far. Rosemary, the large pregnant […]

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Perth Canyon Pygmy Blue Whale Season 2021

Goosey on the Loose During a spell of glassy calm autumn Perth weather, the CWR and AIMS crew, aboard RV Whale Song tagged a few more pygmy blue whales in the Perth Canyon. With a flippy-floppy gooseneck barnacle as opposed to an acorn barnacle, this whale has a psuedo-stalked barnacle (Xenobalanus globicipitis) on the trailing […]

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Perth Canyon Pygmy Blue Whale Season 2021

ANZAC Day Whale Tagging Rosemary and ANZAC were the first pygmy blue whales to be satellite tagged in the latest effort by collaborators Australian Institute of Marine Science and Centre for Whale Research (Western Australia) Inc. to understand the movement behaviour and identify the foraging areas of these whales along the WA coast. The two […]

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Whale Song

Within the Blue   Thank you to Jane @slow_journal for this amazing opportunity to share our research on and the wonder of blue whales, with many readers of this interesting independent online and hard copy publication. https://theslowjournal.com Slow journal is a magazine about slow living, sustainable products, holistic health, ethical fashion and mindfulness. Livin’ the […]

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Perth Canyon Pygmy Blue Whale Season 2021

The First Trip The CWR Team in collaboration with AIMS (Dr Michele Thums) has began the 2021 Pygmy Blue Whale Satellite-Tagging Season in the Perth Canyon, Western Australia on April 20, 2021. The CWR Team has observed many whales in these offshore waters over the last 20 years and recent encounters this summer indicate pygmy […]

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Sunfish Predation Observations

While surveying for whales and dolphins the CWR Team often finds other marine critters along the trackline. One day at Scott Reef we observed a tiger shark predating on a huge ocean sunfish. Sighting the sunfish twice on our survey track that day, we observed the slow demise of this beautiful fish by another beautiful […]

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2019 Australian Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

Curt and Micheline Jenner have been happily offshore and out of internet range for the last few months aboard RV Investigator and their own RV Whale Song, which happened to coincide with the mid-July release of the shortlist of images for the 2019 Australian Nature Photographer of the Year competition. Micheline Jenner is feeling extremely […]

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Final Log from One Ten East

Log from One Ten East   The RV Investigator is currently undertaking oceanographic research along the 110°E meridian off Western Australia as part of the second International Indian Ocean Expedition. The voyage is led by Professor Lynnath Beckley of Murdoch University and the research is supported by a grant of sea time on RV Investigator […]

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On the Humpback Highway!

Log from One Ten East   The RV Investigator is currently undertaking oceanographic research along the 110°E meridian off Western Australia as part of the second International Indian Ocean Expedition. The voyage is led by Professor Lynnath Beckley of Murdoch University and the research is supported by a grant of sea time on RV Investigator […]

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