Re: birding-aus Blue Whales

To: John Seebeck <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Blue Whales
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 22:14:13 +1000
John Seebeck wrote:
>    I'm responding to Geoff Duggan's email concerning 'The Knowledge' of
> Blue Whales off Portland.  Cetacean biologists have most certainly been
> aware for  many years of the presence at times of this species off SW Vic,
> due mainly to reports from the pelagic birding trips, but this is the first
> time that any coordinated investigation of this group has been initiated.
> It is easy to say 'We have been seeing them for years', but if the reports
> were formally entered into the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife and not just
> left on chatlists or similar it would be of much assistance.  

Shades of the rarites reporting debate I believe!  [some issues never

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