Winter Whale Trail: The Whale Photographer

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Sun 7 July 10-11:30am

Charlie’s On East, East Beach

One of Victoria’s most active nature and coastline photographers, Chris Farrell’s work is used in coastal research and whale monitoring, as well as being published in National Geographic and many other online and print publications, including several books on whales and other marine and bird life. Come along to hear about how Chris has trained to identify Southern Right Whales and what cameras he uses to captures these giant creatures from land, sea and air.

This event is part of the Winter Whale Trail from Cape Otway to Cape Nelson and is supported by I Am Warrnambool. Your entry donation goes to Port Fairy Coastal Group.

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Winter Whale Trail: Dr Blake Allen on Technoecology

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Sun 21 July 10-11:30am

Charlie’s On East, East Beach

A self-described technoecologist, Dr Blake’s PhD explored how technology can examine animal movement in modified landscapes. As the Chief Remote Pilot for Deakin’s Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program, Dr Blake specialises in drone imagery, photogrammetry, spatial statistics, geographic information systems, species distribution modeling, and volumetrics. Intrigued? Hear how the program – along with citizen scientists - gathers valuable info about our local coastal conditions, hazards and the expected longer-term impacts of climate change. Impacts that effect life above and below the water.

This event is part of the Winter Whale Trail from Cape Otway to Cape Nelson and is supported by I Am Warrnambool. Your entry donation goes to Port Fairy Coastal Group.

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Fae and Folklore: Tales Around the Campfire

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Sat 22 June 5:30-7pm

Limestone Gallery, 506 Princes Highway, Port Fairy

You'll find no Cinderellas or happy-ever-afters here! Instead, gather round the fire and let long ago tales sweep you into a world of witches and fairies, pirates and pixies. An event for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Food and drink available at Limestone Gallery.

This event is proudly sponsored by The Mill Coffee Bar and Eatery.

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Winter Whale Trail: Dr Pete Gill on Blue Whales

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Sun 23 June 10-11:30am

Charlie’s On East, East Beach

Honorary research fellow Dr Pete Gill is the Director of the Blue Whale Study, Australia’s longest-running blue whale research program, based near Portland. Hear Dr Pete’s fascinating insights on the largest living creatures on earth, the endangered blue whale. Learn about their ecology, migration, habitat and behaviour. This event is part of the Winter Whale Trail from Cape Otway to Cape Nelson.

This event is part of the Winter Whale Trail from Cape Otway to Cape Nelson and is supported by I Am Warrnambool. Your entry donation goes to Port Fairy Coastal Group.

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Winter Whale Trail: Mandy Watson on Southern Right Whales

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Sun 9 June 10-11:30am

Charlie’s On East, East Beach

Mandy Watson, senior biodiversity officer with the Department of Land, Water, Environment and Planning, presents a talk on the majestic Southern Right Whales who journey each winter to our coastline to give birth. Join Mandy for an update on the numbers, names and personalities of nursing mothers and calves who arrive in our local waters every year.

This event is part of the Winter Whale Trail from Cape Otway to Cape Nelson and is supported by I Am Warrnambool. Your entry donation goes to Port Fairy Coastal Group.

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