This photo of the killer whale pod was taken from the Quick Cat II on Sunday just north of Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island.
This photo of the killer whale pod was taken from the Quick Cat II on Sunday just north of Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. Hervey Bay Whale Watch

Rangers keeping close eye on killer whale pod

RANGERS will continue to monitor a pod of 11 killer whales that have been swimming in the Great Sandy Strait since last week, but the animals will be left to make their own way into Hervey Bay before heading out to sea.

The pod has stayed in deep water around Little Woody Island since Saturday after five of them were found beached on sandflats last Wednesday.

A further three whales died after being stranded on Bookar Island and Fraser Island.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service acting regional director Peter Wright said experts met on Tuesday morning to inspect the pod.

"The killer whales are still showing positive signs in their behaviour - socialising, breaching and relaxing," Mr Wright said.

"QPWS will continue to monitor the pod and patrol the area."

Mr Wright reminded boaties to stay at least 300m away from the animals and not to cut across or through their path.

"We have been very pleased with the behaviour of most boaties," he said.

 

 

 

 

 


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