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Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin visits Broome

Posted on September 4, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
Goolarabooloo traditional owner Richard Hunter on board Sea Shepherd's the Steve Irwin

Sea Shepherd’s “Steve Irwin” visited Broome in early August 2012 as part of Operation Kimberley Miinimbi to highlight the potential damage to the Breeding Stock D, or Group lV population of Humpback whales by the proposed LNG gas hub at James Price Point, north of Broome. Led by ex Federal Senator Bob Brown, the vessel […]

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Whale tail IDs – in the middle of a heat run.

Posted on August 3, 2012 by annabelle 1 Comment
Whale tail Willie Creek

The Kimberley is big tide country – this remarkable marine environment governed largely by the moon and the massive tidal circulations that sweep around the Kimberley coast.   These tidal differences are caused by the varying gravitational forces exerted by the sun and the moon.  The new moons and full moons herald the start of […]

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Celebration – Human whale on Cable Beach.

Posted on July 29, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
Human whale on Broome's Cable Beach

Approximately 529 people (and several dogs) gathered on Broome’s beautiful Cable Beach to celebrate the arrival of the Kimberley’s Humpback whales.  Thousands of whales make the epic annual migration from the Antarctic to the warm, tropical waters off Broome to mate and calve in the waters off the Kimberley coast. Local photographers Annabelle Sandes and […]

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Human whale on Cable Beach

Posted on July 27, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
Human whale on Broome's Cable Beach Aerial photo of a human whale on Broome's Cable Beach Read more

Human whale on Cable Beach

Posted on July 17, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
Aerial photo of a human whale on Broome's Cable Beach

Join our wonderful Broome Community on Sunday the 29th of September to make a human whale on Cable Beach and show your love of the Kimberley coast. Where: Broome’s Cable Beach Time:  9.45  for the flyover at 10am. Download a hi-res version afterwards.

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Bob Brown to board Sea Shepherd for gas hub campaign

Posted on July 17, 2012 by annabelle No Comments

GLENN CAMPBELL 17 Jul, 2012 10:00 AM Former Greens leader Bob Brown is joining the Sea Shepherd environmental action group in a campaign against the $35 billion Browse gas hub project near Broome in Western Australia. The activist ship will leave Melbourne this week for the Kimberley coast to draw attention to potential impacts on […]

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Kimberley Whale Report 2011

Posted on June 27, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
2011 Kimberley Cetacean Survey Report

Kimberley Whale Watching has released its 2011 Cetacean Survey results detailing the abundance of whales in Kimberley waters during the period from the 18th July – 10th August 2011 from a continuous survey track. The highest concentration of Humpback whales was found to be between the Lacepede Islands and Broome, with significant numbers  off James […]

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Whales have a sensory organ unlike anything we’ve ever seen

Posted on May 26, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
original Contact Robert T. Gonzalez It’s possible that whales can sense things that no other living creatures can. Scientists have discovered a grapefruit-sized mass of vessels and nervous tissues located in whales’ chins, and they believe it’s an entirely new kind of sensory organ. It’s possible the organ is what allows these massive creatures to […]

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52 Herz -The loneliest whale in the world.

Posted on May 25, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
The loneliest whale in the world

Check out this link to the ‘Loneliest whale in the world‘, possibly a cross between a Fin whale and a Blue whale, and first recorded by the navy in 1992.  Whales use sound to communicate across vast distances, so imagine speaking a language that no-one else understands.

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New WA Kimberley marine park – Camden Sound

Posted on April 19, 2012 by annabelle No Comments
Whale breaching at Wilson Point on the Kimberley coast.

The biggest humpback whale calving area in the southern hemisphere will be protected within a new marine park to be created on the Kimberley coast by the West Australian government. The creation of Camden Sound Marine Park, about 300km northeast of Broome, was announced by Premier Colin Barnett and Environment Minister Bill Marmion on Thursday. […]

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