AM trip: Glassy conditions prevailed this morning which made spotting fairly easy up in the northern end of the bay. There were about 10 pods scattered around and we visited quite a few of them, with mainly mum/calf pods encountered, including a new one entering the bay. One had an escort with it and we dropped the hydrophone and had some of the most beautiful singing we have heard all season. It was so loud and we could hear the changes in verse as the male serenaded his female companion. Most of the whales were having a rest, lapping up the rays and the beautiful conditions.
PM trip: It was quite a differnt afternoon with a strong south easter hitting the area, which made for windy conditions. We travelled in nice and close to Fraser Island to stay in the protected waters and luckily came across 2 mums and calves hanging out together. They put on an amazing show for us, the calves playful the entire time we were with them and the mums occasionally bringing them in close to the boat for a good look. One of them was the young calf we had been seeing for a few days, but it surely knows how to breach! We had spotted some splashing out wider but decided not to go out into the messy conditions, and had more activity with this pod than we had all morning with several.