whales

Posted by: terrified

whales - 03/10/2005 19:19

Gday All; :wave:

I am a member of a local marine rescue organisation {VMR SHOALHAVEN},anyway whilst been out on patrol yesterday Sunday,we sighted 7 lots of individual whales.. cool

I wished i had my camera on board,to photograph these whales,ive never sighted such a wonderful thing ever in the wild,it was awsome.. cool

Most of the whales were heading south,out off Crookhaven Heads near Greenwell Point,one of the whales were quite happy with us sitting over 400 metres away from them and watching them,in which again 1 whale was like as though it was waving to us,,just an awsome sight.. smile

Anyone ever experienced anything like this?,id like to read about it.. smile

Take care..

Craig {terrified} :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: whales - 03/10/2005 23:19

Hey Terrified, haven't posted in the fishing thread for ages - i've been a bit busy and have had to cut fishing back a bit unfortunately, but from May to September each year we have lots of Southern Right Whales and Humpbacks come into our waters to calve!
i remember posting in here somewhere once before, how on some days we have had to pull up anchor and move away from the whales as they come right up next boat and we dont want to get lines hook in them!
back in August this year we had 5 Humpbacks go right past us almost tangling the anchor rope - its the closest i've ever been to Humpbacks, & i had no idea how huge these wonder monsters are - much bigger than Southern Rights!
when a whale goes past if its really close to, or under the boat, u sometimes get this strange feeling, as the mass of their body pushes the water against the normal ocean currant - a very strange feeling......
last year ( June 2004)at Cheynes Beach (about 35kms east of Albany)on one fishing day we had whales breaching all day, just sounded like thunder - there were over 25 in the bay that day and the people who live there said the noise went on for about 3 days & nights! it was a sight i'll never forget. i am unaware of any fishing boats ever being tipped over by whales, but there are times that we move away, simply to reduce the chance of accidental hookups and anchor tangles, but sometimes they appear out of nowhere and give u a really surprise.
i was fishing on the rocks at western end of Middleton Beach on very still nite, and was talking to my mate, when a whale came up right against the rock we were on and blew a spout of water and swam off - we both nearly died of fright.....however we could watch the wake of the whale in the moonlight as it swam off. i am sure these creatures get interested in noise. as this year back in June, we were fishing in deep water off Shelly Beach west of Albany, when a whale came within about 35m of the shore and wallowed about for about 1/2 before spouting and moving off - again it was a very still nite and i recon the whale could hear our voices??? anyway Terrified thats my experiences with the wonderful creatures - some wonderful experiences as far as i'm concerned. BTW i haven't been fishing for last 5 weeks due to too rough weather...but looking good for next week!!!
:wave: FE
Posted by: Ripley

Re: whales - 04/10/2005 04:55

WE had a big male pop up within metres...I guess "spectacular" are not good enough to describe the words one for witnessing the expereince.
I only regret is they're coming in too close because we have some dills going out and annoying these fantastic creatures.
Posted by: joesk

Re: whales - 06/09/2012 06:20

thought I would inject some life into this old thread and share some video of a southern right whale and her calf close to the shore at Hastings PT NSW. on the 27/aug/2012, cheers.
Posted by: david frank

Re: whales - 17/01/2013 15:59

Whales are in very large numbers in the world's oceans they are
maximum in number. Whales are relatively very large growth rate of
as analyzed in annual calculated population estimates for various species.
Posted by: Arnost

Re: whales - 19/02/2013 22:32


I know this is not a whale ... But a cetacean close relative should fit in his thread. If this is as it appears to be - and the dolphin is wild. Well WOW! I may have to reconsider my estimate of dolphin intelligence. "Injured wild dolphin swims to nearby divers for help:"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t7N6XLnhno
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 31/07/2014 18:05



Unfortunately for the crew of a whaling vessel the whales had their day..call it what you like but I call it karma ..Amazing that 16 crew died as a result of the attacks, must have been following the vessel consuming whatever was available along the way.

Killer whales eat crew
Posted by: Jax

Re: whales - 01/08/2014 19:53

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Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 01/08/2014 23:41


Ok Jax thought it was a bit too amazing and I hadn't seen it on any other news sites ....Have to be more careful next time ... blush
Posted by: Jax

Re: whales - 01/08/2014 23:56

No worries Desieboy, even some news sites used it. Would have been a wild story if it were true.
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 19/09/2014 13:20


Lot of shark food gone missing there.... shocked


Whale washed up at Kalbarri
Posted by: DaveM

Re: whales - 08/10/2014 15:29

I went to the Natural History Museum in London in January and was really happy to see a life size model of a Blue whale. Man o man it was just mind blowing in size and beauty. So graceful.

It has always been my ambition to find out just how big they really are, you can read measurements etc but seeing a physical example is the only way.

Mother nature is incredible, we are so small.

If ever anyone in here gets that chance to see what I saw - do it, you will be so glad you did. smile
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 03/11/2014 17:53


Make what you want of this kind of behaviour....one thing I know is that dead whales really stink... wink.
Think of a lot better ways to get a thrill.

whale rider


Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: whales - 03/11/2014 19:01

I can't say I would be keen to do it but as long as he isn't hurting anyone it doesn't really matter.
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 10/11/2014 17:03


Seems a bit stupid that so much money is wasted burying a whale when this is good shark food .Why can't they just tow it 20kms out to sea.

In the old days they would have called the navy or army in to blow it up .Then there would be little tids bits for lots of sealife . wink Whale carcass removal

Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: whales - 11/11/2014 01:37

If you have never done it. Type exploding whale into Google. You'll dead set pass yourself watching the videos.
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 11/11/2014 12:23


Yes this one here Brett is too good , very funny and basically a pretty predictable too. Imagine getting hit with bits of stinking dead whale blubber ..yuk laugh

whale explosion gone wrong

Once I saw a documentary about a dead whale carcass sinking down to the bottom of ocean ..it was amazing all the marine creatures that came to have a feed ..including weird looking crabs in their thousands ,strange looking sharks and tons of shell fish.
Why not anchor it to the bottom then put a few Gopros around to catch the action. Sell the documentary and donate the money to whale research.

If all else fails they could tow it onto a ship cut it up into little pieces and sell it to the Japanese as whale jerky... wink
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 02/08/2016 12:20


Pretty amazing thing to see when your out boating .

Bloated whale carcass
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 06/08/2016 13:59


Seen this yesterday about 2kms off Willie Creek.
Whales everywhere at the moment.

Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 13/08/2016 16:54


Went to look at the whales again on Wednesday and saw an awesome display about 4kms out from Barred Creek.

Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: whales - 03/09/2016 09:26

Lucky mob of punters:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1128010343958838&id=100535466706336
Posted by: scott12

Re: whales - 04/09/2016 08:13

Yeah lucky alright..it would be amazing to see him..
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: whales - 04/09/2016 08:42

Bit of a bugger it was my day off that day. I haven't seen him for about 15years now. Oh well. Can't always be lucky. Glad those who did see him got the chance.
Posted by: scott12

Re: whales - 04/09/2016 19:57

Was that footage from the boat you travel out there on Brett...?..well it sounds like at least you have seen him before..you lucky bugga..was that off Cairns..?...I never have seen him..yeah it sure would have been an exciting boat ride for both the passengers and the crew ,no doubt..!..he seemed to dive right under the boat..you can really see just how big he is with such a contrasting colour...the normal black ones seem to blend in more with the water and don't appear so big..
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 05/09/2016 13:32

Sorry guys over in the East but we've got our own newly born white whale... poke


Rare white humback calf

Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 05/09/2016 13:56



Sorry its not a humpback its a Southern Right whale.....but still nice and white..
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: whales - 05/09/2016 17:16

I think the footage was off big cat. Not the boat i go out on. I first saw him on the NSW south coast. Back before i knoew he existed. Was a bit of a shock i can tell you. Never spotted him since but have manage to miss him by a day or two several times .
Cool pic desieboy. They seem to almost be common (ish) nowadays
Posted by: desieboy

Re: whales - 31/05/2018 00:12

Whale washed ashore in Albany

I know they have tried blowing them up before but it makes you wonder what would have happened many years ago in the same situation with a huge whale being washed ashore.

When I was a kid I saw a Blue Whale that got washed ashore while bloated luckily in a very isolated area of the south coast pretty sure it was just left there.