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27 March 2024

Whale Shark Breeding & Reproduction Facts

Whale sharks present a fascinating mystery that intrigues marine biologists and ocean lovers alike. These giant fish, known for their peaceful nature and filter-feeding habits, navigate the warm seas with a grace that belies their immense size Table of Content What is Known About Whale Shark Reproduction? How Many Pups Do Whale Sharks Have? How…

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15 March 2024

Is a Whale Shark a Whale or a Shark?

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) stands as a majestic giant in the marine world. They possess a unique blend of characteristics that blur the traditional lines between the mammoth, filter-feeding whales and their more ferocious shark cousins. In this exploration, we’ll look into the intriguing world of whale sharks, unravelling the mysteries of their nature,…

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12 March 2024

5 Interesting Whale Shark Facts You Probably Don’t Know

Have you ever thought about what whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean, are really like? Despite their huge size, there’s a lot we don’t know about them. These gentle giants are important to the ocean, but they keep many secrets that even experts are still trying to figure out. In this blog, we’re…

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A single ivory tusk on a black background, exhibiting a smooth, curved form with a pointed tip.
23 October 2023

The Dark History of Whaling in Western Australia

In the pristine waters of Western Australia, a dark yet transformative chapter unfolded, leaving indelible marks on both the marine biodiversity and the societal landscape of the region. From Albany to Exmouth, the whaling industry was a tale of boom that cast a stark shadow over the serene coastal regions, including Norwegian Bay.

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Aerial view of a coastal landscape showing a vivid contrast between the turquoise sea, white sandy beach, and arid land.
29 September 2023

What Marine Species will I see at the Ningaloo Reef?

Nestled near the town of Exmouth on the Cape Range Peninsula in Western Australia lies the spectacular Ningaloo Marine Park. This marine sanctuary is home to the Ningaloo Reef—Australia’s largest fringing coral reef. Beyond its impressive size, the reef is filled with a diverse array of marine life, making the park a dream destination for…

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An underwater view of a humpback whale gliding with its pectoral fin extended, showcasing the white underside contrasting with its dark back in the clear blue water.
11 August 2023

Why Do Humpback Whales Migrate?

The captivating journey of the humpback whale holds a mesmerising tale of resilience and survival, a cycle as old as the sea itself. Their annual migration, a feat that spans thousands of kilometres, is a spectacle of nature that continues to intrigue people all around the world. This majestic journey speaks volumes of their innate…

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A humpback whale breaching with water cascading off its body against the backdrop of a deep blue ocean.
24 July 2023

When Do Humpback Whales Migrate To Australia? Everything You Need To Know

One of the greatest spectacles in the natural world is the annual migration of humpback whales to Australia. Have you ever wondered, “When do humpback whales migrate to Australia”, in the hopes of experiencing these magnificent creatures face-to-face? Well, you’re in the right place. Table of Contents The timing of the humpback migration The humpback…

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Two divers giving peace signs while floating on the ocean surface, wearing snorkeling gear.
25 June 2023

Diving Holidays Australia: Exploring The Depths Down Under

Australia is a mecca for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts around the world. Its pristine reefs, diverse marine life, and excellent visibility make it a paradise for those seeking underwater adventures. In this article, we will delve into the fascinating realm of diving holidays in Australia, explore the top 10 dive sites, the ideal times to…

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Half underwater shot of a coral reef with a diver in the distance and a cloudy sky above.
20 May 2023

Is Coral A Rock? Unveiling The Mystery

Swimming with whales can be a little intimidating if you’ve never experienced it before. The sheer size of whales can make even the most confident people feel a little apprehensive, especially growing up with tales of fishermen being swallowed by whales.

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