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Reef Teach Times: …Whales? They’er Back

WHATS NEW: We have given our show a face lift. New photos and for the first time video has been added. Now, together with the real life specimens of coral and fish the show really brings the Reef to life. Also check out our new look website with loads of information: www.reefteach.com.au. You can also follow us on Twitter: @reefteach.


The start of winter is a very exciting time on the Great Barrier Reef with the arrival of the whales. The Reef is home to nearly 30 species of marine mammals. The whales of particular interest at this time of year are the Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and the Dwarf Minke Whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata subsp.).

Photograph by Matt Curnock from the Dwarke Minke Whale Project

Photograph by Gareth Phillips from Reef Teach

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