fbpx

Hotspot is HOT!

We don’t call it the hotspot for nothing!

Today for our Bremer Canyon Killer Whale watching we did not leave it, just meandered around following the Orcas as they attended to beaked whale business i.e. LUNCH! As we dropped over the 1000m contour line this morning the distinct oil smell lingered in the water. It only meant one thing…. FRESH KILL for the orcas.

They buzzed around in circles and dived continuously with new oil slicks constantly appearing on the surface. We suspected they had already made the kill and were most likely devouring it and sharing it amongst pod members as we eagerly watched on. It wasn’t long before an adult female killer whale brought a large chunk of bright red fleshy meat to show off. Another whale was spotted holding onto what looked to be the main frame of the animal with a bone sticking out!! 

This feeding lasted multiple hours and it allowed our passengers to really engage and grasp what they were witnessing. After feeding is social time and we were greeted on multiple occasions by the big bulls El Notcho and Nibbles. El Notcho did not disappoint us with his slow dorsal rise and fall in the water which he is becoming ever increasingly known for. 

For our followers who love birds, today the typical fleshy footed shearwaters and Indian Yellow Nose Albatross were joined by a Great Shearwater and a Northern Giant Petrel!  

By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter
By Naturaliste Charter

More Articles For You

How Deep can Whales Dive?

How Deep can Whales Dive?

So how does an animal not only survive here, but thrive? While we’re down here, we will answer the question “How deep can whales dive?” We’re about to...

Read more
10 FUN facts about whales that you probably didn’t know

10 FUN facts about whales that you probably didn’t know

Below are 10 fun facts about whales that you probably didn’t know! Join us on a Western Australia whale watching tour for more fun and exciting facts about...

Read more
Whale Facts: How can Whales Communicate?

Whale Facts: How can Whales Communicate?

For whales and dolphins who spend almost 85% of their life underwater where it is fairly dark, they heavily rely on sound for survival. Let’s delve further...

Read more