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June

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast have grown considerably since Whale Watching began in the Sunshine State. It is believed that the population increases by 10% each year on the Gold Coast. Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast currently sit around 20,000 Humpback Whales passing the shores of the East Coast of Australia between June-November each year. With this population increase comes more interest from the public and with more interest, comes demand for tour operators to increase tour options.

Whales in Paradise have added

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Watching humpback whales in paradise

15

June

Watching Humpback Whales in Paradise

Watching Humpback Whales in Paradise

 Watching Humpback Whales in Paradise is possible each year between June and November on the Gold Coast.  The Gold Coast destination is not only buzzing with holiday makers in winter, escaping the colder weather in places like Sydney and Melbourne, it is alive with thousands of Humpback Whales passing by very close to Gold Coast beaches.

At Surfers Paradise, you can watch Whales in Paradise by just wandering down to the beach and looking out past the wave breaks. If you are staying in one of the many hotels that are

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08

June

Gold Coast Weather effects Whale Watching Cruises

Gold Coast Weather effects Whale Watching Cruises

Recent Gold Coast Weather effects Whale Watching Cruises at the start of the 2016 Whale Watching Season. Locals, Visitors and Whale Watching Tour Operators were among a number effected by the recent battering of rain and winds on the Gold Coast. Wild weather effected various parts of the country over the past couple of weeks and the Gold Coast did not go unscathed.

Large swells, high winds and torrential rain disappointed tourists who were booked on Whale Watching Tours with Whales in Paradise. Their efforts to run

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01

June

2016 predicted to be a bumper Whale Watching season on the Gold Coast!

2016 predicted to be a bumper Whale Watching Season on the Gold Coast! 

Whales in Paradise are excited with the start of the Gold Coast Whale Watching season kicking off last weekend. Humpback Whales have been passing the Australian east coast and the beaches of the Gold Coast for the past month in small numbers, however the official Whale Watching season started on Saturday 28th May for Gold Coast Whale Watching operators. The season officially beings once there are a good number of Humpback Whales, in order to guarantee daily sightings.

The Gold Coast provides

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11

May

False killer whales filmed hunting a juvenile shark off the East coast of Australia

False killer whales filmed hunting a juvenile shark off the East coast of Australia

When the hunter becomes the hunted.. False killer whales filmed hunting a juvenile shark off the East coast of Australia.

Yesterday, off the coast of Sydney, Australia, a drone enthusiast captured some rare and remarkable footage of what marine experts believe are False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassindens). What is so intriguing about the footage is the fact that they are hunting not just any type of fish, but a shark. The scene depicts a pod of approximately 4 False

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07

May

First whale sighted off the Gold Coast for the 2016 season

First whale sighted off the Gold Coast for the 2016 season!

Yes, that’s right! The first whale has been spotted off Surfers Paradise at the Kurrawa Surf Club and it only means one thing ladies and gentlemen… THE WHALES ARE ON THERE WAY!!

With the official date of the Gold Coast’s 2016 Whale Watching season fast approaching, we are gearing up for one of our best whale watching seasons yet! On Saturday the 28th of May we will be kicking off the season, with not one.. not two.. but up to FIVE departures

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11

March

Gold Coast Whale Watching Season 2016

Gold Coast Whale Watching Season 2016

The crew at Whales in Paradise are starting to get a little bit excited, about the approaching Gold Coast Whale Watching Season 2016. The 2016 Gold Coast Whale Watching Season, will bring around 20,000 Humpback Whales past the stunning beachfront of Surfers Paradise and along the stretch of Gold Coast beaches, from April to November 2016, as the Whales migrate from Antartica into the warm waters of North Queensland. Whale Watching cruises are offered from June to November on the Gold Coast when Whales travel in large

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07

February

Japan to Recommence Whaling for Scientific Research

Japan to Recommence Whaling for Scientific Research

In late 2015 Japan announced their new scientific research plan to recommence the whaling of Minke whales in Antarctica. A target of 333 whales has been set for the end of Summer 2016, contributing to Japan’s long-term target of just fewer than 4,000 whales across a 12-year period.

The Japanese government has given the green light for its whaling companies to begin collecting Minke whales in Antarctic waters, on the basis that their research data they require can only be found using ‘lethal sampling’. Japan

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10

January

Albino Whale Found Deceased – Could Possibly Be Migaloo

Albino Whale Found Deceased – Could Possibly Be Migaloo

Albino Whale Found Deceased – Could Possibly Be Migaloo. There are reports that a white whale matching the description of the famous Migaloo has been found deceased.

If this information is true then one of the last times this beautiful white whale would have been seen was on the Gold Coast during our whale-watching season, where we were lucky enough to spot him on our Morning Whale Watch. Migaloo is one of the most treasured and famous jewel in the crown of the Gold

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15

October

Why do Humpback whales migrate?

Why do Humpback whales migrate?

Why do Humpback whales migrate? Every year we’re blessed enough to watch these beautiful Humpback whales cruise past the Gold Coast, from May to November. At the start of the season, we’re captivated as the pods make their way up into the warmer waters of the North, and even more thrilled when they return back down south with their brand new baby whale calves in tow!

We are so wrapped up in actually spotting and observing these majestic creatures that we often forget why the whales are

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