Not much is known about why Humpback Whales occasionally visit Port Phillip Bay. But whenever they do, it’s an opportunity to learn more about them. Sue Mason and David Donnelly of the Dolphin Research Institute tracked and photographed these two magnificent Megaptera novaeanglidae as they cruised between Mud Islands and Sorrento on September 21.
DRI photographs confirmed that these were the same two seen in Corio Bay and therefore that they’d spent at least ten days checking out Port Phillip Bay.
Dolphin or whale sightings can be reported to the Dolphin Research Institute on 1300 130 949.