23 Jul Aerial Drone Video – Whale and Great White Sharks Port Stephens NSW
Close up with an Adult Humpback Whale
Aerial drone video whale and sharks Newcastle Port Stephens Coast.
Hover UAV was lucky enough to capture amazing drone footage of a dead humpback whale and great white sharks off the coast of NSW. Humpback whales migrate north along the east coast of Australia between May and August each year to give birth and mate in the waters of the Coral Sea.
Whales are rarely seen close up. To be standing near and documenting one of the worlds largest mammals was an awe inspiring experience. A Humpback whale may live up to 60 years of age. Because of the absence of teeth in whales which is often used to estimate the age of other mammals, it is difficult to tell the exact age of this humpback whale. We may never know what actually caused this Humpback whale to die. However there was a definitely a feeling of sadness with onlookers.
Dead whale draws more than the human locals in for a look
While documenting this whale I was fortunate to witness two of worlds largest predatory fish. This area is renowned for Great White shark sightings. It has one of Australia’s largest great white shark breeding grounds on its doorstep. The sharks were moving closer to the whale as its decaying scent grew stronger.
Great White Sharks off popular NSW Beach
Locals and holiday makers to this popular tourist spot, have been asked to be vigilant in swimming in the areas off One Mile Beach, Samurai and Fingal Bay beaches. As this dead whale will attract even more Great White sharks to the area.