What's been spotted in Victoria?

Southern right whale

Eubalaena australis

Two adults and one calf Southern Right Whales from I could make out at Ocean Grange beach Vic on the 20/07/2015

Eubalaena australis

About this species

The Southern Right whale is a large stocky whale that is largely dark in colour with patches of raised white skin known as callosities around the head and jawline. Patches of white may be present on the belly and to a lesser extend along the back. The pectoral fins are large and a squared paddle shape. The dorsal fin is absent in the species and the flukes are broad and pointed at the tips with a smooth trailing edge and deep notch. The blow of a southern right whale is V-shape and can be 5m tall. Read more…

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