Leigh Mansfield spends eight to 10 hours a day counting whales as they head north during winter. He says it's a job he never tires of - and that this year's humpback migration is looking very healthy indeed.
Researchers share their delight after two wedge-tailed eagles they are tracking with GPS meet in a chance encounter. Rather than fight, as is sometimes the case, the two females seem to have enjoyed each other's company.
A large male fur seal found with a hook from a fishing gaff through its muzzle wasn't too bothered by its ordeal, quickly swimming away after the hook was removed by a biologist. WARNING: Contains a graphic image.