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ORRCA's Annual Whale Census 2012
11:20 am , June 15, 2012 Comments Off on ORRCA’s Annual Whale Census 2012

ORRCA’s Annual Whale Census 2012

ORRCA’s Annual Whale Census 24th June 2012 Dust off your binoculars, pick your favourite lookout and join in the fun of whale spotting on ORRCA’s Whale Census Day 2012. You can register your interest and find out more information on the ORRCA Facebook Event Page – ORRCA Whale Census Day   Bondi Whale Festival Also if […]

Manly Food & Wine Festival - Report
10:06 am , June 4, 2012 Comments Off on Manly Food & Wine Festival – Report

Manly Food & Wine Festival – Report

A great time was had by all at a wet and soggy Manly Food & Wine Festival! hmmm this seems to becoming a tradition? The weather meant numbers were down but this didn’t dampen my spirits as I was able to share with many people my love of whales. Every conversation is an opportunity to educate […]

Whale Spotter at the Manly Food & Wine Festival
3:05 pm , May 26, 2012 Comments Off on Whale Spotter at the Manly Food & Wine Festival

Whale Spotter at the Manly Food & Wine Festival

The Manly Environment Centre has invited me to join their stall to celebrate National Whale Day. So please come and say hello! The MEC’s stall is part of the Sustainability Hub during the Manly Food & Wine Festival. Manly Corso 11am – 4pm Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd June 2012    

A Great Night - GAWURA Spirit of the Whale
3:42 pm , May 24, 2012 Comments Off on A Great Night – GAWURA Spirit of the Whale

A Great Night – GAWURA Spirit of the Whale

  A great time was had by all as we celebrated the beginning of the 2012 whale watching season at the Patagonia Sydney Store.     Matthew Doyle gave a moving and insightful Acknowledgement of Country and sang a wonderful whale song. Then Shona Lorigan from ORRCA taught us all about whales and what to expect […]

IFAW National Whale Day 2012
11:24 am , May 13, 2012 Comments Off on IFAW National Whale Day 2012

IFAW National Whale Day 2012

National Whale Day 2012 Saturday 02nd June Another great day to note in your diaries. National Whale Day 2012  

GAWURA Spirit of the Whale – 23rd May
11:09 am , May 13, 2012 Comments Off on GAWURA Spirit of the Whale – 23rd May

GAWURA Spirit of the Whale – 23rd May

Come and celebrate the launch of the 2012 whale watching season and learn more about these magnificent animals. We will have an acknowledgment of country and whale song by Matthew Doyle and Lois Birk will explain the spiritual connection between the whale and the Salt Water Peoples of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Shona Lorigan, Vice President […]

The First Humpback of 2012
6:17 pm , May 6, 2012 Comments Off on The First Humpback of 2012

The First Humpback of 2012

Its a classic late autumn day in Sydney today. Sunny and clear, autumn is my favourite time of year because of days like these. A few friends and I went for a walk around to Shelley Beach near Manly, and sat up upon the cliffs above enjoying the sun and the beauty of it all when a […]

IFAW Humpback Icon Project
4:53 pm , April 13, 2012 Comments Off on IFAW Humpback Icon Project

IFAW Humpback Icon Project

Just like the human finger print the underside of a Humpback whales tail is unique to that animal. This gives us a wonderful way of identifying and tracking each animal. In 2007 IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) launched the Humpback Icon Project that encourages Australian coastal communities to celebrate the annual Humpback whale […]

The Tale of a Whale by Emma Lee
5:22 pm , April 12, 2012 Comments Off on The Tale of a Whale by Emma Lee

The Tale of a Whale by Emma Lee

“The Tale of a Whale is a book that will not only change the way you think about places like North Head, it will also change the way you look at every place around you.” — Aden Ridgeway, NSW Senator The North Head area is of great significance to the Saltwater peoples of Sydney’s Northern […]

Leviathan by Philip Hoare
2:34 pm , April 1, 2012 Comments Off on Leviathan by Philip Hoare

Leviathan by Philip Hoare

As a boy Philip Hoare was terrified of the water, only learning to overcome his fears and to swim as an adult. Bewitched by this experience he has become fascinated by the sea and all things in it but especially whales. In his book Leviathan or, The Whale he explores the truths, myths and legends surrounding mans […]