Today, if you live on the coast, you can see more whales in 10 minutes than a boy like me saw in years. I'm not exaggerating. Last year I had a close encounter while paddle-boarding, writes Tim Winton.
From biblical monsters of the deep to an economic resource and a beloved symbol of conservation, trace how our relationship with whales has changed over time.
There are few sights in nature more spectacular than a whale breaching, and the Australian coastline offers plenty of spots to view these giants of the oceans.
The great northern whale migration resulted in some spectacular viewing for whale watchers off the West Australian coastline.
Thailand coastal authorities say a whale found in the south of the country had 80 plastic bags collectively weighing eight kilograms in its stomach when it died near the border with Malaysia.
Authorities warn amateur boaties that swimming with humpback whales is dangerous and could cost lives.
Fremantle Sea Rescue will try again today to help an eight-metre humpback whale caught in rope off the coast of Western Australia.