Whales are once again attracting beach goers as they frolic close to shore, this time at North Beach.
The animals have been putting on a show in recent days as they make their migration south.
But whale watches are being urged to keep a safe distance.
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions marine park coordinator Mel Evans said while it’s spectacular to watch, and a common sight at this time of year to see humpback and southern right whales, disturbing them can cause distress.
“Southern right whales will spend considerable amounts of time resting near the surface of the water close to shore if they are left alone. If they are subject to frequent disturbance, they are likely to leave the area,” she said.