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28 September 2022

Whale Watching Moonshadow TQC Cruises Port Stephens

Aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer’s morning cruise the passengers were entertained to 3 pods of Whales.  1 pod consisted of a mother, calf and escort with pectoral fin and tail slapping with good surface time.  About 50 Common Dolphins were sighted offshore and as they came into the harbour Bottlenose Dolphins were playing in the bay.

Aboard the Spirit of Port’s morning cruise, again 3 pods were sighted with the first pod in about 30m water depth consisting of a mother and calf heading south east.  The second pod also had a mother and calf with the mother nursing the calf in shallow water with good surface time.  The third pod was a mother and calf spotted between Cabbage Tree Island and Yacaaba Head with the calf practicing it’s tail slapping.  The vessel was joined with a small pod of Common Dolphins.

This afternoon’s cruise had a calf breaching each side of the vessel as they were about to make their way through the headland.

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