Whale Trail

Peregian Beach is on the Humpback Whale highway.

 

A few years back there was an estimated 15,000 humpback whales are migrating south to their summer feeding grounds in Antarctica, after mating and calving off central and north Queensland during the winter months.

 

They travel North past here in May, June, July and

return going south with their new young in September to November.

 

Whale Song Research Doctor, Michael Noad, recognises that Peregian Beach is one of the best places in the world to track and observe humpback whales.

Many of the huge mammals pass within 100m of the Peregian Beach Shoreline.

 

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2013

A whale of a time

photo courtesy of Jodie Marsh from theoceanathlete.blogspot.com/ Photographing her family enjoying a morning surf  6.10.13
photo courtesy of Jodie Marsh from theoceanathlete.blogspot.com/ Photographing her family enjoying a morning surf 6.10.13
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SAVING SEAWEED

Here is the beautiful documentary about the local Peregian Beach community plus day visitors getting together to try & save a young humpback whale named Seaweed, in the winter of 1991.

Many locals still remember the event and the generous people who drove their digging machinery into the sea to create the channel that set her free.


Even American Television recognised the extraordinary event.

The incredible effort by the community was commemorated with a special projection of the 'Whale Tale' onto a bedsheet screen by architect Sharyn Kerrigan at the opening of the new Activity platform in the Square in 2007.

Artist Richard Newport also created the 'Whale Table' on the north east corner of Peregian Beach Square looking out to the main beach access in front of Surf Club.