In preparation for whale watching season, we’ve been reading a fascinating books about whales and we just had to share it with you. Marine biologist and co-founder of the Centre for Whale Research (Western Australia), Micheline Jenner, has been studying whales for thirty years and has had many extraordinary encounters with these incredible creatures. She has been pooped on, sung too and witnessed a humpback giving birth. In her new book, published late last year, Micheline describes these encounters and reveal fascinating information about how whales live.
Whale Watching Up Close
Can you imagine witnessing a humpback calf being lifted out of the water by its mother to take its first breath? How about a whale embracing your boat with its fins? We know that whales are intelligent and curious, but the unique encounters featured in The Secret Life Of Whales reveal behaviours very few people have witnessed. The book is easy to read and full of insightful observations about the unknown world of the humpback, blue and pygmy whale. It even come with an endorsement from TIm Winton:
“Australia’s whales are lucky to have had observers, admirers and protectors like Micheline Jenner. But so are the citizens of this island nation, for the Jenners have not only advanced our scientific knowledge, they’ve enriched our culture.” – Tim Winton
Buy The Secret Life Of Whales at all good bookstores, online and our local bookshop in Huskisson, Boobook on Owen.
The Secret Life Of Whales: Listen to Micheline
Listen to Micheline Jenner talk about her whale research on Studio 10.
Whale watching season on the East Coast is about to get underway and we are as excited as ever to welcome our guests aboard and give them a whale watching experience to remember. Our Whale Eco Cruise runs every day during whale watching season. Book your tickets in advance here. Gift vouchers are also available for all our cruise including dolphin watching and eco adventure cruise.