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Published on : Monday, June 29, 2015
This year’s whale watching season has begun in New South Wales, Australia as thousands of whales begin their journey north from Antarctica.
Environment Minister Mark Speakman is encouraging spectators to plan their whale watching from a NSW National Park.
“National parks make up almost 50% of the NSW coastline and provide the best vantage points to spot the ocean’s most majestic creatures,” Speakman said.
Around 20,000 whales are expected to make the journey to warmer waters along the NSW coastline.
National Parks and Wildlife Services whale migration expert Geoff Ross said with an additional 10% of whales expected along the coast this season due to increased breeding, the opportunity to see a mother and its calf resting in a coastal inlet had increased.
Whales usually stop to feed their calves in inlets and a Humpback calf needs a staggering 600 litres of milk each day.
Boats that come across a whale must remain at least 100 metres from it and 300 metres if there is a calf.
Source:- NSW Government