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Splash out on National Whale Day

As the northern migration gets underway all eyes will be focused of identifying our adopted whlae Janggalay.
As the northern migration gets underway all eyes will be focused of identifying our adopted whlae Janggalay.

NATIONAL Whale Day is being marked at the Harbourside Markets this Sunday.

As well as all the usual stalls and refreshments on offer at the Markets on the Jetty Foreshore, there will be live music, face painting, a jumping castle, games and crafts for children and an information and education stand on whales hosted by staff from the National Marine Science Centre.

Launched in 2008 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), National Whale Day is a celebration of the whales and dolphins that migrate to our coastlines annually and Australia's position as a world leader in whale conservation.

In 2007, Coffs Harbour adopted a whale through the IFAW's Humpback Whale Migration Icon Project.

The Project has access to a database of nearly 3000 individual animals that have been studied and photographed since 1989.

Distinctive markings on the underside of the whale's fluke - or tail - allow it to be easily identified.

The whale adopted by the community is named Janggalay, which is the Gumbaynggirr word for 'Free Spirit'.

For more information about National Whale Day, you can go to www.ifaw.org.



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