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Cheynes Beach: ‘Four’ blue whales spotted travelling past iconic WA beach

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Locals say they were around 200-300 from Tourist Rock and were travelling toward Bald Island
Camera IconLocals say they were around 200-300 from Tourist Rock and were travelling toward Bald Island Credit: Trent Fitzgerald

Cheynes Beach local Allan Marsh was on his balcony at about 7.45am this morning when he noticed the distinctive blows of blue whales around 200-300 metres offshore.

Mr Marsh and another Cheynes Beach local Trent Fitzgerald set out to follow their course, catching up to them as they travelled between Tourist Rock and Bald Island.

A blue whale spotted off Cheynes Beach.
Camera IconA blue whale spotted off Cheynes Beach. Credit: Trent Fitzgerald

Mr Fitzgerald’s wife Carmen Fitzgerald said they spotted at least four whales.

“We noticed the very narrow and very high blows off the coast, and there may have been up to six whales, but there was definitely four,” she said.

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Two whales of an undetermined species were reported earlier this month at Cheynes Beach with Marine Biologist Kirsty Alexander saying they were likely blue whales based on migration season.

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