The Whale Migration has Begun!
Beautiful Humpback whales are making their way from feeding grounds in the freezing cold temperatures of the Antarctic Southern Ocean to the tropical waters of North Queensland.
The whales travel to the warmer waters to mate and give birth. Because the newborn calves don’t have the protective thick blubber they can’t cope with the cold.
On their journey they venture into calm water and bays for a few days to give their calves a rest on the long migration back to the Antarctic.
The northern migration continues until late July, and return to the Southern Ocean until the end of October.