Furious and prolonged mating activity was observed on the last two field surveys in the area off Granite Island, Victor Harbor in early April. St Peter’s College Outdoor Education staff and SA Whale Centre volunteers both had similar experiences on The Big Duck Boat Tours and the data gleaned was amazing. Photographic sequences allowed confirmation of the gender of several of the more frequently sighted members of the local pod. 024 Neptune in particular who has been sighted on 10 surveys out of 13 in 2011 – 2012, 2 of which had no sightings, plus atleast 2 land based sightings, is obviously aptly named. Questions regarding residency as against transience of males are very much to the forefront following these observations.