Humpbacks in the harbour!
Whangarei-based marine biologist Ingrid Visser alerted us yesterday afternoon to a report of a whale sighting close to the port. We were able to track it down, only to find not one but two – and possibly three - in the harbour. We then alerted all shipping so vessels would take care when maneuvering.
Video footage taken by some boaties nearby confirmed that our visitors were humpback whales, likely on their annual migration north.
How awesome to see them!
Sightings of dolphins, orca and whales can be reported to Ingrid on 0800 SEE ORCA.