Sightings Update and SouWEST Seminar!

It has been a busy week for D-CALC volunteers and Chris Burton of Western Whale Research! The community volunteers have been spending an average of 30hrs per week conducing observations from Pt Picquet, and their efforts have been rewarded!

In the last week, volunteers have been seeing over five humpback whales per hour passing the point, with an astonishing 70 humpbacks in 6.5hrs on Saturday! On Thursday, Chris also reported a total of seven blues over the course of the day, including two mother-calf pairs! The theodolite team in Perth are finishing their preparations and volunteer training, with the aim of arriving in Dunsborough on the 2nd November to begin tracking all these whales!

On Tuesday 30th October, SouWEST researchers Sarah Marley and Angela Recalde-Salas will be giving a free public seminar at the Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) at Curtin University.

Title: Monitoring of baleen whales in Geographe Bay, Western Australia.

Date and Time:  12:10 – 13:00, Tuesday 30th October 2012

Location: Room 147, Building 301 (Physical Sciences, John De Laeter Building), Curtin University.  Map:

Public Transport: CMST is located just 150m from the Curtin University Bus Station which is serviced by lots of Transperth services. (see map)

Parking:  Metered general visitor parking is available in Car Parks C13, D3 and B13 (see map) at $3/hr. If these are full, proceed to the Parking / Security Office (see map – near North Entrance) to obtain a $7.50 Day Pass to allow you to park in any available green or yellow area.



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