Orca / Killer Whale PlushRegular price $26.40
Orca black and white soft plush toy. 15 inch in length.
Orcas are also known as killer whales, wolves of the sea. They can grow to a length of 8 metres and swim more than 45km per hour. They live in a family group called a pod and all work together to hunt prey including fish, whales, penguins, seals and dolphins.
Weighing up to six tonnes, the orca is, in fact, the largest species of dolphin rather than a whale as its nickname suggests. Bearing flesh-eating teeth of up to 10 centimetres long, the mammals are rightly feared in the ocean. – informally referred to as killer whales because of their fearsome reputation – are majestic mammals found in Australian waters between the months of June and October on the east coast, and January to April on the west.
While Orca don’t treat humans as prey, they are top of the food chain in the water, and there’s still plenty of research required to find out more about their habitat and actions.
Humpback Whale 15" PlushRegular price $21.80
This large plush Humpback Whale is one of the magestic mammals of the seas. It is highly detailed, uses the finest of fabrics and is perfect for cuddling!
The Humpback Whale is one of the planets great migration spectacles. Each year between April and November, the whales migrate to Australias eastern and western coastlines are where they mate and give birth. The exact timing of the migration period can vary from year to year. It depends on water temperatures, sea ice, predation risks, prey and the exact location of their feeding ground.
During the migration, whales can swim approximately 10,000 kilometres. During the summer months, the humpback whales feed on krill in the Antarctic waters.
Once hunted to the verge of extinction, it is now worth more alive – both environmentally and economically. This whale was valued once only when it was dead – this was in the days of whaling.
Individual humpbacks still face threats — they can become entangled in fishing gear or be struck by ships. Scientific whaling, pollution, climate change, ocean noise and unsustainable tourism may also affect the population. The Australian Government continues to fund non-lethal research and other activities to promote whale conservation. The more we understand about these animals, the more we are able to recognise their true value to the world and improve their chances of recovering further from the impacts of whaling.
Great White Shark 10" PlushRegular price $15.80 Sale price $9.95 Save $5.85
This small plush Great White Shark is highly detailed, uses the finest of fabrics and is perfect for cuddling!
The Great White Shark is more often referred to ‘The Great White’. They are warm-blooded apex marine predators and are known to grow in length up to 7 metres. The Great White’s range is mainly from southern Queensland, around the southern coastline up to the North West Cape of Western Australia.
Threats to the Great White Shark are from shark control programs, recreational and commercial fisheries.
Black Tipped Shark 10" PlushRegular price $15.80 Sale price $9.95 Save $5.85
This small plush Black Tipped Shark is highly detailed, uses the finest of fabrics and is perfect for cuddling!
The Blacktip Reef Shark gets its common name from the distinct black tips on its fins. It is found in shallow marine waters around coral reefs and is not considered dangerous to people due to its small size. In Australia it is found to inhabit the waters from the central coast of Western Australia around the tropical north and south to southern Queensland.
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