But professionals and amateur biologists know that there are a lot to study in Australia. Almost everybody know that the country's wildlife is very diverse. And this is one of the reasons why a lot of nature lovers head to the country yearly.
One of the most popular attractions for tourists in the country are the numerous whale species that inhabit the oceans that circle the continent. Since Australia lies in the major migration routes of these marine animals, they are actually a common sights in the waters off the country's coasts all year round. Also there are several whale populations that since made this region of the oceans their permanent home.
The western part of the country is one of the best spots to see these magnificent creatures. Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia is one of the most notable whale watching places in the area. On the other side of the continent, the state of Queensland is also another popular spot for whale watchers. Particular spots include the islands located on the Great Barrier Reef. There are also occasional whale sightings near the Sydney Harbor, so those in the city might as well try and catch a glimpse of them.
And of course, a lot of people would want to know what kinds of whales that one can expect to see hear. The list is actually quite extensive, however, there there are particular ones that you can expect to get a glimpse of. There are several species of sperm whales that cross Australia's waters regularly and if you want to see a big one, then the majestic blue whale (the largest animal in the world) also makes frequent visit to the continent. There are also several dolphin species that are frequent residents in the the country's waters.
However, many people are worried that these whales might not last long for watchers to see. As it is, there are many things that threaten the existence of these creatures in Australia. One of the biggest of these is the pollution that is occurring in some regions around the country. There are also incidents where humans encroach on the whales' activities.
Because of these concerns, the Australian government has sought to act and protect these magnificent creatures. The states have enacted several laws aimed at protecting these creatures. There are also several studies being conducted to determine what human activities affect the whale population the most and how these can be controlled. The government is confident that the whale watching public will help in the effort.