Marine Life

 

Wild Life activities in the Ningaloo Marine Park

Month

What's about

Temperature

Water temp.

January

Turtles lay their eggs along the coast with some turtles hatching. Manta rays can be seen

Low to high 30C

25-28C

February

Turtles hatching First of the coral spawn 7-8 nights after the full moon

Low to high 30C

25-28C

March

Main Coral spawning events. Manta rays about

Low to high 30C

25-28C

April

Whale sharks. Manta rays. Coral spawning

Low 30C

22C

May

Whale sharks. Manta rays

Low 30C

22C

June

Humpback whales start their annual migration north to their breeding grounds.

Mid to high 20C

19-22C

July

Humpback whales migrating north. Bait fish schools accumulate outside the reef. Sailfish appear outside the reef.

Mid to high 20C

19-22C

August

Humpback whales and Sailfish

Mid to high 20C

19-22C

September

Humpback whales. Sharks start schooling in Skeleton Bay.

Mid 20's to mid 30's C

20-24C

October

Reef sharks schooling in a nearby bay, can be seen from the beach. Humpback whales migrating south. Turtles start mating. Schools of squid.

Mid 20's to mid 30's C

20-24C

November

Reef sharks in nearby bay. Schools of squid

Mid 20's to mid 30's C

20-24C

December

Reef sharks in nearby bay. Turtles lay their eggs. Manta rays

Low to high 30C

25-28C

   

 
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