Western Australia is one of the best places in the world to see whales as they migrate up and down the coast. Rules apply to whale watching, and it is important to follow these to ensure whales are protected and continue to visit our coastline.
Department of Parks and Wildlife officers are usually the first people called to a whale or dolphin stranding.
If you see a stranded or distressed whale or dolphin call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.
What you can do:
What NOT to do:
Whale entanglements present complex and dangerous situations that require specialist skills and training if the whale is to be released safely and unharmed. The above video is designed to promote the Code of Practice and help fishers gain an understanding of whale entanglement rescue techniques, so they can play their part in helping rescue a whale, with safety as a priority.