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A Regional Expert Program Topic

Welcome to the fascinating world of whales

Each year, over 35,000 whales migrate past the coastline of the Margaret River Region, meaning that we play host to Australia’s longest whale watching season. Cetacean research in this area was first pioneered by Chris Burton of Western Whale Research (WWR). Chris joins MRBTA for a presentation on the fascinating facts associated with whale migration this in this region.

Key topics

  • A tail of two halves: The region’s winter and spring whale watching season
  • Whale species
  • Connection to coast: How this region’s coastline acts as a perfect host for whale migration activity
  • A story of survival: Threats to the whale population and conservation efforts
  • Opportunities to interact: Land-based whale spotting; whale watching tours

Top facts for sharing

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View the presentation/recording

Downloadable Resources

  • Download presentation
  • Word Document
  • Images
  • View speaker profile
  • Contact the speaker: Chris Burton

How to use this information

  • Copy and paste text from the presentation into your own website, social media and other marketing channels that you use for story telling.
  • Refer to these facts in your tour and cellar door scripts, and in your accommodation welcome packs
  • Share the facts freely with locals and visitors, so that together we can grow in appreciation and desire to care for our special corner of the world.

About the Regional Expert Program

The Regional Ambassador Program is an initiative of the MRBTA, MRWA and the region’s Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The initiative aims to improve the collective knowledge of the region’s business owners and their staff to inform product and experience development, positioning, and communications, ultimately improving overall customer experience of the region.