|Photographer:||Clyde Dickens [View profile]||Title:||KARUAH||Added:||Oct 18, 2009|
|Sydney Harbour, near Bradleys Head. 19 October 2009.
Patrol boat. Department of Conservation and Environment New South Wales. Duties include enforcing regulations for whale watching. For example, How close can vessels and aircraft get to whales and dolphins?
>For a vessel, the approach distance is 100 m from a whale or 50 m from a dolphin.
>When calves are in the pod, the approach distance for a vessel is 300 m from a whale or 150 m from a dolphin.
>For a prohibited vessel, the approach distance is always 300 m from a whale or dolphin.
>Helicopters or gyrocopters must not get closer (in height or distance) than 500 m to a whale or dolphin.