The Marine Discovery Program is returning to the Great Lakes with an on-site talk from visiting marine naturalist, Jeannie Lawson.
Whales enthusiasts can join Ms Lawson to watch the annual migration of humpback whales along the East Coast and at the same time gain some insights into this amazing event.
Ms Lawson has been studying these magnificent creatures for more than 30 years.
Each year more than 35,000 humpback whales travel from their Antarctic summer feeding grounds along the East Coast in one of nature's grandest spectacles.
Luckily Mid North Coast residents and visitors can witness it all from local headlands.
Hunter Local Land Services and MidCoast Council are hosting a number of engaging field talks as part of the Marine Discovery Program, which brings together some of the leading names in marine research and conservation to share their findings and raise awareness of our amazing ocean environments.
In the upcoming series Ms Lawson will be conducting free, 40 minute talks at Bennetts Head, Forster on Saturday, July 21 at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm, while at the same time watching theses gentle giants cruise past on their way north to breed, give birth and nurture their young.
"The talks are free and there's no need to book - simply turn up and we can enjoy the whales together," community engagement and education officer, Erin Masters said.
On Sunday, July 22 members of the community are invited to join the whale fanatic for a Rock Pool Ramble tour at Forster’s Cape Hawke from 8.45am at the surf club.
This event also is free, but bookings are essential as there are only limited spaces available on a first-in basis.
For more information and to reserve your place, please visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/marinediscovery and complete the online form.
Be quick, Rock Pool Rambles are very popular and fill quickly.
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