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Boaties getting too close for a whale’s comfort

Whale researchers have raised concerns that boaties have been getting too close to nursing humpbacks off the Gold Coast.

Regulations dictate that only three recreational boats are allowed anywhere near a mother and calf but recently eight boats were seen crowding around a pair.

Anthony Ardern from whale watch operator ‘Whales in Paradise’ tells Mark humpback numbers are at a high right now.

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