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Whale Barnacles

Whale Watching The relationship between whales and the barnacles that grow on them is called commensalism, the barnacle benefits from an interaction while the whale is unaffected Barnacles attach themselves to whales as…

Dolphin adopts whale calf

A Bottlenose dolphin in French Polynesia has been spotted mothering an orphaned melon-headed whale—an entirely different species and genus of dolphin. It is the first known case of a wild bottlenose mom adopting a calf of…

Turtles & Plastic Free Noosa

    Did you know that turtles eat jelly fish? They are an important part of the food chain keeping the jelly fish populations of our oceans in check. Plastic can easily be mistaken as culinary…

Minke whales

Noosa Oceanrider’s guest were treated to a rare sighting of a Minke whale last week breaching.  The minke whales which are a black/grey/purple colour, are the second smallest baleen whale after the…

Why do the whales migrate?

Whale WatchingHumpback whales feed on krill which is abundant in the cold polar waters however they are unable to give birth in these rich feeding grounds because their calves are born without a…

Spinner Dolphins

This week on Noosa Oceanrider we were treated to a spectacular aerial acrobatic display by Spinner Dolphins. As the name suggests, they can spin multiple times in one leap, which can be nearly 3 metres high. The spinner…

The mystery of Migaloo

The famous Migaloo (‘white fella’ in Aboriginal) is a white male humpback whale who was first spotted in 1991 off Byron Bay. When Migaloo was first sighted he was the only known white whale in the…

Welcome to Noosa Oceanrider

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Nathan & Penelope invite you to indulge in a different perspective of Noosa taking in the spectacular scenery and iconic sights of the River and Headlands that can only be truly appreciated from the water. Discover the cheeky dolphins that play along the coast, witness the spectacular display of the annual whale migration or raise…