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From May to November, about 6,000 whales head north from the icy waters of the Antarctic to northern WA to breed. You can watch them go by from the balconies of 17 Adelaide Road and 124 Geographe Bay Road, and also go on whale watching cruises with Naturaliste Charters.

You'll see dolphins, humpback whales, southern right whales and blue whales in the south west of Australia.

Triple J's Whale Trail is a brilliant site to read about the latest in the whale movements. It will give you the lowdown on the best whale watching spots, how to take great whale photos from a moving deck, jobs for ocean lovers and how to help protect the whales.

According to the ABC, for the six month journey up north, they don't eat at all! They snack on krill before they leave, which gives them enough energy to make it up the coast.

These web sites, also from the ABC, will help you learn more:

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