Long Finned Pilot Whale Encounter!

Today we were surrounded by a massive pod of long finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas). It was an amazing sight to see as the rode the massive swell. At one point there seems to be at least 50 individuals including very young individuals as well as massive bulls (males). Check out the short video I managed to take below as they swam across our bow.

Many thanks to Naturaliste Charters and Riggs Australia for allowing us space on their vessels. Further thanks to the Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Curtin University for equipment loan and support.


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