June 3, 2018

The tale of ‘Old Tom’ – ‘Law of the Tounge’

The tale of ‘Old Tom’ – ‘Law of the Tounge’

Have you heard the tale of ‘Old Tom’ or the ‘Law of the Tounge’?

 

It is a fascinating story about Ocras in Twofold Bay (the third deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere) and their relationship with Humans and hunting baleen whales together!You may have read our earlier blog post about human interactions with whales in Australia and the following link tells the great story of ‘Old Tom’ just down the road in Eden.

 

There are many take home messages from the story but the most important one for me is to always look after your friends.

If you are captivated like us about the story of Old Tom and impressed by the level of emotional intelligence displayed by Orcas- particularly in the wild you can always get a chance to come out on board our Whale Watching cruises where on the odd occasion we have seen pods following humpbacks and their calves that travel south past Jervis Bay from August – November each year.

You never know your luck!

So we don’t have to issue a spoiler alert- you can read the story here:

Or on your next south coast road trip stop in at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.

You can also keep up to date with sighting of Orcas via the Killer Whale Sightings Australia facebook page.

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My niece and I had a fantastic day both Dolphin and Whale watching. It was with out a doubt the best day we have had for years! We saw 2 types of dolphins, seals, fairy penguins and the majestic whales who seemed to be interacting with us for ages. The information given to us by the crew was spot on and very interesting. Thank you Paula and Johnny for an amazing day we will never forget. We were given a thorough safety run down, entertained, given history lessons, and given extra coats to block the wind. Can't wait to return and highly recommend it to everyone.