Experience an incredible natural wonder a newly discovered marine wilderness hot spot
Every year, between January and April, this remote spot off the WA coast becomes the epicentre for an unbelievable intensity of life. Journey with Naturaliste Charters to the Bremer Canyon – a stunningly beautiful, remote habitat abundant with marine wildlife: whaler sharks, giant squid, sperm whales, masses of sea birds and the largest known group of killer whales in the Southern Hemisphere.
Why does this happen?
We suspect it’s a leak from a massive hydrocarbon pocket under the seabed, which fuses with the surrounding water to create an ice-like reef known as methane hydrate. This in turn sparks a food chain involving crustaceans releasing billions of nutrient-rich eggs into the desolate waters.
Killer whales are present at the location over 96% of the time. Even if they aren’t exactly on the coordinate, we usually find them close by. Although every trip out there is unique and different each time, we have excellent sightings and interaction consistently, and have seen in excess of 100 killer whales at the canyon during previous scientific research trips; it is quite possibly the largest yet discovered aggregation of orca in the southern hemisphere!
During the 1.5 hour journey to the site, you can also expect to see a wide variety of marine species including seabirds, dolphins, sharks, tuna and seals.