People in various types of small water craft holding their paddles upright in a Hervey Bay ceremony to remember whales killed by hunters
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Australia: Paddling for whales in Queensland's Hervey Bay

Supporters of whale conservation have taken to the waters of Hervey Bay in Queensland to celebrate National Whale Day in Australia.

Hervey Bay is a stopping point for humpback whales migrating from the Antarctic to calve in the warmer waters off the eastern coast of Australia.

People taking part in the annual "Paddle Out for Whales" event raised their paddles and held a minute's silence to remember whales killed by hunters.

  • 25 Jul 2015
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