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The first sighting of humpback whales for season 2020 was on Saturday (16 May), off the Mornington Peninsula, heading east near Number 16 Beach.

Our own Mandy Roberston reported this sighting which will be logged as the first sighting for Two Bays Whale Project this season. 

Please remember to stay COVID-19 safe and maintain social distancing when you are searching from the cliffs. 

The best land-based locations to see whales in the Two Bays region are:

  • Barwon Bluff  
  • Port Phillip Heads
  • Cape Schanck
  • The Nobbies
  • Pyramid Rock
  • Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island and 
  • the Bass Coast. 

Please report sightings via PodWatch. 
Click on the graphic to go to the page. This is a Progressive Web App. The first time you access it on your phone, use your menu to “save to home screen” and you will be able to access it like other apps.  

Whale and Dolphin Watching Regulations
Please obey the minimum cetacean approach distances: See HERE
Dolphins: 100m boat, 300m jetski.  Whales: 200m boat, 300m jetski. 
Download regulations HERE.  What to do if you find a stranded dolphin, HERE 

Follow the link below to see the outcome of the work from our citizen scientists in the 2010 Two Bays Whale Project. 

2019 Summary Report – Two Bays Whale Project


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