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INTERESTING WHITSUNDAY AND MARINE FACTS

Prosepine Rock Wallabies
Hayman Island has been selcted as a new breeding site for these highly endangered animals, Only a few hundred exist in the wild making the Prosepine Rock Wallaby a Highly endangered animal. A small colony including breeding pairs has been established on Hayman Island. During your trip keep your eyes out when you are on the beach.  Please do not feed these animals and be careful you do not disturb them if you do any bush walking.
Whales
Only the bull whales sing and this can be heard from miles away.

  • A fully grown whale can propel its entire body from the water using only two flicks of its tail.
  • Whales are Mammals like you and I.
  • A full grown Humpback whale can weigh in excess of 45 tonnes.

Dolphins

  • Dolphins can jump 20ft out of the water.
  • Some dolphins can hold their breath for 30 minutes.
  • Dolphins can live to be 50 years old.

Mingaloo The White Whale

Migaloo is a white humpback whale that was first observed in 1991 off Byron Bay when it was estimated to be 3-5 years of age. In most years since then it has been recorded undertaking the winter migration into eastern Australia. In addition to sightings in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, Migaloo has been recorded to as far north as Hinchenbrook Island in north Queensland. It has been recorded 'singing' in 1998 and 2003, indicating that it is an adult male.
In August 2003 when he was 15-17 years of age, he was hit by a sail-boat off Townsville. He received a small wound and associated abrasions.

Mantarays

Manta Rays take their name from the Spanish word “Manta” which means blanket. These huge animals swim very gracefully and are attracted towards scuba divers. They will often swim graceful circles around scuba divers. They are harmless animals and a trully awesome experience if you are lucky enough to site them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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