The speck in the bottom right corner of the photo is a whale seen in a rare sighting from the Urangan marina.
The speck in the bottom right corner of the photo is a whale seen in a rare sighting from the Urangan marina. Contributed

Whales spotted close to Urangan marina on Saturday

THE frolicking humpback whales were merely a speck in the distance, but seeing the gentle giants so close to the Urangan marina was a rare sight on Saturday.

Hervey Bay Whale Watch owner Jill Perry said it was unusual for the whales to venture over the sandbanks and closer to the shore, but emphasised that the creatures were in no danger and had safely made their way back over the sandbanks before the tide went out.

She said there were at least seven pods of whales in Hervey Bay.



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