Increased whale sightings

WHALE SIGHTINGS: A mother and calf Southern Right Whale spotted off the coast of Warrnambool this year.

THE Glenelg Shire coastline was inundated with visits from more than 50 Southern Right and Humpback whales travelling through the Southern Ocean waters this winter.

The last four months have attracted 46 Southern Right whales and five Humpbacks with almost daily sightings at Bridgewater Bay, Portland Bay, Cape Nelson and Pivot Beach.

Whales were reported frolicking in the waters as close as 20 metres offshore at Portland’s Nuns Beach, in the heart of the