I understand this was the last Trip of Whale Watching from Townsville in 2020
I wanted to be apart of the whale watching and the such I was asking people about where can I go and find out - where I can see the massive animal in my own eyes. A friend of mine gave me the clue. So I booked in one of the chartered boats which leaves Townsville and goes in the ocean and since it was the last trip of the year I had no other alternatives but to avail this. The organiser (Mr Dave and his team in Affordable Charters Group ) of this boat trip did wonderful arrangements, time management facilities food and knowledge about this area and the Whales.
Whales roam throughout all of the world's oceans, communicating with complex and mysterious sounds. Their sheer size amazes us: the blue whale can reach lengths of more than 100 feet and weigh up to 200 tons—as much as 33 elephants. Most whales migrate to eat and breed. For example, baleen whales feed mostly on krill, which is abundant in very cold waters. However, these cold waters are not a suitable environment in which to give birth – newborn calves are born without a protective blubber layer under their skin and would quickly freeze to death. So whales meet their need for food and suitable calving areas by travelling long distances from cold feeding areas, to warm, shallower waters for calving and mating.Most large whales migrate, but migratory patterns vary from species to species and also vary within and between populations. For example, in right whale populations, migration seems to be undertaken mostly by pregnant females heading to warm waters to give birth, while both male and female humpback and gray whales seem to undertake seasonal migrations.
I am lucky to see a mother and child whale.