Posted on: October 4, 2011

VIP Whalewatch Led By PWF President and Researcher in Eden, Australia

EDEN, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA -- Tickets are now available for a special VIP whalewatch with noted whale researcher, author and
activist Greg Kaufman aboard a Cat Balou Cruises whalewatch on Sunday,
25 September 2011.

 
Mr. Kaufman is the founder and president of Pacific Whale Foundation,
an NGO that is based in Hawaii on the island of Maui, with field
offices in Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Queensland, and Puerto Lopez,
Ecuador.
 
He is the lead researcher on Pacific Whale Foundation’s ongoing study
of feeding humpback whales off Eden’s coast, which was launched in
1995, and is part of an extensive humpback whale research effort
conducted by Pacific Whale Foundation along Australia’s eastern
seaboard for 28 years. He is also part of the International Whaling
Commission's Scientific Committee and will be a presenter at an
upcoming United Nations Environment Program on sustainable
whalewatching for Caribbean nations in October.
 
Mr. Kaufman will offer expert interpretation about the whales sighted
during Sunday's cruise, based on his more than three decades of whale
research in the Pacific and his work with the whales off Eden's coast.
 
Data off the coast of Eden is collected by Mr. Kaufman and Pacific
Whale Foundation researchers stationed aboard “Cat Balou,” and onboard
Pacific Whale Foundation’s research vessel. Pacific Whale Foundation's
research is conducted under Department of Sustainability,
Environment,Water, Population and Communities Cetacean Permit 2011-03
(issued under the EPBC Act of 1999) and an Office of Environment and
Heritage NSW Scientific Licence, SL100195.To learn more about Pacific
Whale Foundation, please visit www.pacificwhale.org.
 
The VIP Whalewatch with Cat Balou Cruises  will include time for
questions and answers about whale research off Eden and other areas of
Australia's eastern coast. Humpback whales in this region can often be
observed lateral lunge feeding. Eden is one of the few places in the
world where this type of feeding is observed. Other species of whales
that may be sighted include Southern Right, Minke, Blue, Bryde's and
Orca whales.
 
The whalewatch will take place on the vessel Cat Balou, a 16 metre
aluminium catamaran, specifically built for whalewatching and
sightseeing.The duration of the cruise is approximately 3 ½
hours.Whale sightings are guaranteed. You may return for a free cruise
or have half fare refunded if whales not sighted. The cost of the
whalewatch is $70 for adults and seniors, $60 for all children under
16 years, $225 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years,
and $40 per additional child under 16 years. Tickets may be purchased
by calling 0427 260489  or 0427 962027.