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Meet whale whisperer Rod Keogh and the southern rights in his ‘front yard’ at Fowlers Bay

Rod Keogh doesn’t get a full night’s sleep during winter because his “babies” are up in the middle of the night and they’re incredibly noisy. Night after night, he is woken by what sounds like car doors slamming, but he’s thankful to have the crashing orchestra of midnight revelers in his front yard. His “yard” …

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Whale-watching on Nullarbor’s rugged coastline holds special significance for Anangu Yalata children

It’s the low moaning sound of the spray bursting from the whale’s blowhole that has Deshuan, 9, excited as he peers through the binoculars at the mother and her calf just 20 meters off the cliffs. “They keep blasting water out,” he says, pointing to the back of his head, as he watches the gentle …

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Variety of whales visit NSW Far South Coast, intriguing marine experts, citizen scientists

Whale watching on the NSW Far South Coast is in full swing and citizen scientists are being encouraged to report sightings of some of the more reclusive species, such as the Bryde’s whale. Key points: Whale watching season on the NSW Far South Coast is in full swing Sightings of quieter whales, including Bryde’s and …

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Rare southern right whale calf sighting a thrilling start to NSW far south coast whale watching season

The sighting of a southern right whale and her calf along the NSW far south coast has excited locals, photographers and marine experts alike as the whale watching season in the region kicks off. Key points: Both humpback and southern right whales have been spotted off the NSW far south coast A “salt and peppery” …

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