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Only in OZ: Irwin's Whale Watching Boat

Visitors to Queensland, Australia will soon be able to sign up for whale watching trips aboard a new boat named in honor of Steve Irwin. The Australia Zoo's latest venture will depart from Mooloolaba Wharf on Queensland's Sunshine Coast beginning July 1st.

Steve's Whale One vessel was named by Irwin's kids, Bob and Bindi, as a tribute to their dad. The 130-seat boat will offer 360-degree views from large observation decks around the ship, educational talks by on-board biologists and an underwater hydrophone so passengers can hear whale songs.

At yesterday's dedication, Terri Irwin revealed that it was Steve's dream " be a full-on warrior for whales, to tackle the Japanese harpoons head on." These educational excursions realize his vision and serve as the latest "weapon" in whale conservation.

Filed under: Activism, Learning, Oceania, Australia

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