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Megaptera novaeangliae

Humpback Whale at Green Cape, NSW

Megaptera novaeangliae at Green Cape, NSW - 17 Sep 2019
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Identification history

Megaptera novaeangliae 23 Sep 2019 ArcherCallaway

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2 comments

   23 Oct 2019
Took me a while to work out that this was not just a single flipper, but the whole front end of the animal sticking up out of the water, in which case it can only be a Humpback, due to the white leading edge of the flippers. Possibly with a calf just poking its nose out too.
   23 Oct 2019
Haha, thanks Jackie, I can see why you might have thought that initially. This is the only photo I managed to get like that all week, a lucky fluke but still very far off.

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Puffinus gavia (Fluttering Shearwater) at Green Cape, NSW - 15 Jul 2022 by Liam.m
Thalassarche cauta (Shy Albatross) at Green Cape, NSW - 15 Jul 2022 by Liam.m
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Green Cape, NSW - 22 Oct 2020 by Alison Milton
Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat, Bare-nosed Wombat) at Green Cape, NSW - 22 Oct 2020 by Alison Milton
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale) at Green Cape, NSW - 22 Oct 2020 by Alison Milton
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Green Cape, NSW - 21 Oct 2020 by Alison Milton
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Green Cape, NSW - 21 Oct 2020 by Alison Milton
Ptilotula fusca (Fuscous Honeyeater) at Green Cape, NSW - 20 Oct 2020 by Alison Milton
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Green Cape, NSW - 11 Sep 2020 by JenniferWillcox
Thalassarche carteri (Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross) at Green Cape, NSW - 20 Jul 2019 by Liam.m
Stercorarius antarcticus (Brown Skua) at Green Cape, NSW - 20 Jul 2019 by Liam.m
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Green Cape, NSW - 25 Oct 2018 by Leo
Disphyma crassifolium subsp. clavellatum (Rounded Noon-flower) at Green Cape, NSW - 16 Sep 2008 by robndane
Vicia sativa subsp. nigra (Narrow-leaved Vetch) at Green Cape, NSW - 18 Oct 2003 by BettyDonWood
Carpobrotus glaucescens (Pigface) at Green Cape, NSW - 18 Oct 1996 by BettyDonWood
Pelargonium australe (Austral Stork's-bill) at Green Cape, NSW - 18 Oct 1996 by BettyDonWood
Zieria littoralis (Downy Zieria) at Green Cape, NSW - 6 Jul 1996 by BettyDonWood
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly grevillea) at Green Cape, NSW - 2 Jun 1996 by BettyDonWood
Goodenia ovata (Hop Goodenia) at Green Cape, NSW - 1 Jun 1996 by BettyDonWood

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 17 Sep 2019 06:58 AM Recorded on
  • ArcherCallaway Recorded by
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