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Mollymook looks on as the Whales head north

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Whales, Dolphins and surfers perform at Mollymook Beach

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This whale just leapt, and its full body cleared the water

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A whale of a performance in closer

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Whale sighting have been almost a daily occurrence here at Mollymook: “The pop stars of the sea are on their way and the NSW coastline is once again in the box seat to view their annual migration” wrote Sandra Fabretti.

Literally 100’s and 100’s of whales are presently migrating north on their epic voyage from the icy seas of the Antarctic to the warmer northern Australian waters, some 10,000 kilometres to give birth to their calves before making the journey back with their newborn.

At Mollymook the whale watching season begins during June – July as they head north and then their return journey takes place from about September through to November when they return with their calves and head to their feeding grounds at the south pole.

Sightings by Mollymook Beach Waterfront accommodation guests’ have been predominately of the ‘Humpback’ and ‘Southern Right’ whales. They seem to both follow a similar route. Its the humpbacks that are renown for their spectacular ocean antics, leaping out of the water, rolling in the air with their huge fins outstretched like wings and crash noisily back into the ocean.

They can measure between 14 to 18 metres at maturity and weigh up to 50 tonnes. They are easily recognised due to their active behaviour and unique black and white markings.     (Click on images to enlarge)

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Whale Activity at Mollymook Beach Waterfront as they make there way north.

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Dolphins also put on a performance for guests’.

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Surfers also perform at Mollymook Beach Waterfront

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Editor: Ken Banks, Mollymook Beach Waterfront