The news that Hervey Bay is the best place in the world to see humpbacks has been shared with more 270,000 people – so far.
The news that Hervey Bay is the best place in the world to see humpbacks has been shared with more 270,000 people – so far. Contributed

WATCH: Synchronised whales playing in Bay show the love

TWO whales that were filmed synchronised swimming in the waters off Hervey Bay were actually expressing their love for one another.

Vicki Neville took the photo aboard Hervey Bay whale watching vessel Tasman Venture and on Tuesday the whale researcher said the cute video revealed more than what was immediately seen.

She said the actions and behaviours of the two whales signaled the start of a courtship.

While it was not unusual for whales to mug boats and spy hop out of curiosity, Ms Neville said the behaviour of the whales suggested they were "in love".

The two had also been spotted cuddling each other, she said.

She said the region had experienced a brilliant start to the whale watching season.

"The weather has been awesome," she said.

She said the whales had been mugging the boats and providing plenty of close encounters.



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