A humpback whale spotted off Bremer Bay late last week is believed to be the earliest sighting ever of the species on WA’s south coast.
- Humpback whales are usually spotted of WA’s south coast in late March or early April
- The whale’s early appearance has prompted concerns from scientists about the lack of food stocks in Antarctica
- The humpback was under attack from pods of orcas but escaped with its life
The adolescent animal was spotted by a tour vessel at the Bremer Canyon on Thursday — about 70km off the coast of Bremer Bay on WA’s south coast — under attack by pods of orca on Wednesday.
The sighting was a welcome surprise for tourists on board but raised concern for scientists who fear a lack of food stocks off…