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Early humpback sighting sounds alarm for scientist

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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.

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…



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