The whale sentinel: two decades of watching humpback numbers boom

The whale sentinel: two decades of watching humpback numbers boom

After more than 20 years watching from the cliffs of Botany Bay, Wayne Reynolds’ passion is having tangible results

He may have seen it tens of thousands of times before but when Wayne Reynolds spots a whale emerging from the water, he reacts with the excitement of a child pointing out a rollercoaster at an amusement park.

“Oh wow, there’s a minke and her calf,” he yells out with boyish enthusiasm from the rocky cliff at Potter Point in Kurnell, in Sydney’s south. “I just go into auto-mode, I can’t help it.”

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