Humpback fun!

A very late in the season sighting of a Humpback Whale was the highlight of the latest, the 102nd field survey on November 24th. Humpback sightings have been rare on Kangaroo Island in previous years but regular sightings of groups off Stokes Bay and Weirs Cove earlier in the year gave no indication that the animals would still be in the vicinity so long after they are expected to be journeying back to Antarctic waters. The whale was sighted at the back of Beatrice Islet in Shoal Bay, some 2 kilometres offshore from Kingscote. There were reports of it having been sighted close to shore in Nepean Bay the day before. Details and images regarding this unusual sighting will be forwarded to the SA Whale Centre at Victor Harbor and the SA Museum in Adelaide.