Please help ORRCA find this entangled whale 🙏🐳👇WE NEED YOUR HELP – ENTANGLED WHALE ALERT, NSW SOUTH COASTToday the ORRCA Rescue Hotline Team received a call about an entangled whale spotted off Depot Beach on the NSW South Coast. Last seen: 2:50pm South Durras THANK YOU to the callers for continuing to report into ORRCA. Observation: * first sighted approx 4.5 nautical miles off shore* Humpback whale trailing rope and 4 white buoys * travelling southProjected travel distance: * 0730am Tuesday 25/09 between Dalmeny and Merimbula We have ORRCA members heading out at various vantage points trying to track this whale today but we need more help! WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP? If you are out and about along any coastline, we ask members of the public to please keep an eye out and report any entanglement sightings. We are in the change-over of migration season for the Humpback migration and there are lots of whales moving north and south along our coastline at the moment. Please SHARE this message and discuss with friends along coastal areas. Help us spread the word and increase knowledge of the dangers these beauties face. With the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Large Whale Disentanglement Teams on standby if you see this whale or any other entangled marine mammals, please call the ORRCA Rescue Hotline urgently on 02 9415 3333 so we can help coordinate a response to help this whale. Please try to get a photo or video to confirm the entanglement plus a GPS location. IMPORTANTLY, please do not approach an entangled whale. All Whales and Dolphins are protected in Australian waters.📷 Image credit: Kate Rogers #help #entangelment #entangledwhale #humpbackwhale #volunteer #orrcaaustralia #charity #notforprofit #australia #oceanconservation #oceanliving #oceanloving #exploreaustralia ... See MoreSee Less
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As temperatures soar please put some water out for our precious wildlife! Many birds and animals are raising young! Water placed in containers on the ground or in trees may provide some vital relief! Put in some sticks or small rocks so smaller animals don’t become trapped! It’s a simple thing all of us can do 🙏🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Today, September 7th is National Threatened Species Day. In Australia, we have a wide variety of native flora and fauna, but unfortunately many of these are vulnerable and in serious decline!Today we remind ourselves how vital our native species are, and how important it is to protect and conserve their future in the environment. So what can we do to help? Restore local native vegetation, plant local native plants in our gardens, keep domestic pets indoors when not supervised, watch out for wildlife on our roads, install water stations in your yard, or volunteer with your local wildlife organisation and assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of our unique native Australian species! To locate and contact a local wildlife group for assistance with an junjired or orphaned native animal download the IFAW Rescue app! Their future is in our hands - let’s not let them down!🙏🐨🐍🦉🐋🦎🦇🦜🦭🦘❤️📸 Leesa Pratt and SR whale Maree Jackson - Ocean View Photography ... See MoreSee Less