Smartphone app allows you to get Wild About Whales
Eden locals are being encouraged to help fellow whale watchers spot a whale this season, by logging sightings on the Wild About Whales smartphone app.
Developed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) early last year, the app is the first official guide to whale-watching in NSW, and is available as a free download from the Apple and Google Play stores.
NPWS cetacean expert Geoff Ross says the revolutionary app is a great tool for both researchers and the casual opportunist.
“The app was developed to give us up-to-date information about where whales are being seen, and as soon as someone logs a sighting, that information is uploaded straight to the web,” he said.
“It not only helps us to track their movements, but it allows everyone with access to the internet or a smartphone to know whereabouts to position themselves for a sighting.
“We’re even getting details right down to the species of whale, which is fantastic.”
With the National Whale Census Day coming up on June 29, Mr Ross recommends downloading the app now on the off-chance of a sighting.