Baby whale spotted with mum off the Gold Coast

Video footage has captured the first moments of a newborn humpback whale off the coast of Queensland.

The baby was seen swimming with mum after it was born off the coast of Burleigh Heads, on the Gold Coast today.

The whale was born off Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. (Nine)
Video footage captured the first moments between the calf and mum. (Nine)

Humpback whales are currently making their annual migration journey north from Antarctica, to the warmer waters of Queensland to mate, give birth and care for their newborns.

Humpback whales travel from Antarctica to the warmer waters off Queensland’s coast to mate and birth their offspring. (@Tracyolive)

Whale season in Queensland is between June and September, with thousands of whales making the journey up the coast, stopping in famed whale watching locations like Hervey Bay, north of Brisbane.

Watch the full video of the encounter in the video player above.

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