Each year on the Great Barrier Reef an extraordinary encounter takes place between man and nature. For 6 weeks each June/July Dwarf minke whales actively search out and engage snorkelers and divers in Far North Queensland waters. Scientists don't know why they come here or where they go afterwards but it has been suggested that they use their time in the tropics to court and mate.
This video was aired on the Channel 7 Sunday Night Program and features a 6 day minke whale research expedition with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters. Eye to Eye Marine Encounters is run by John Rumney (formerly of Undersea Explorer Adventure Dive and Research Expeditions) and offers a unique opportunity for scientists and tourists to witness this miraculous wildlife event.
Trips range from 4 - 6 days and include diving and snorkelling on some of the best sites on the Great Barrier Reef. These in-water interactions are truly amazing and happen nowhere else on earth.
For more info go to www.marineencounters.com.au