Waving a flag for whale watchers
Keen whale watchers will be keeping an eye on the flagpole in Port Fairy's Village Green. A new Whale flag has arrived to alert the community and visitors when whales are present along the Port Fairy and surrounding coastline.
The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) does its best to stay alert when whales are present, but staff rely heavily on the public to inform them when whales can be seen along the Port Fairy coast line.
Moyne's Corporate Business Manager, Dean Robertson says the flag is a simple way to alert the public that whales have come to visit.
"When the flag is erected on the Village Green locals and visitors to the area will instantly know there are whales here to see. We never know how long they will stay and this easy method will help spread the word amongst the community.
"It's important to remember that VIC will not always know when there are whales present, and I strongly encourage the public to let the centre know if they don't see the flag erected on the Village Green.
"A sign will be put near the flagpole that will inform the public to visit the VIC down the road to find out where the whales are if the flag is flying high," he says.
In Port Fairy whales are usually spotted along the East Beach and occasionally off South Beach. The flag is a bright blue colour containing a whale profile in white.
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