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- Abundance, Survival, Recruitment, and Realized Growth Rates of East Australia Humpback Whales
- Calving Rates and Intervals of East Australian Female Humpback Whales
- Connectivity and Interchange Between Humpback Whale Aggregation Areas along East Australia
- Match My Whale - a Humpback Whale Fluke Identification Project
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- Rate of Interchange Between East Australia and West Australia Humpback Whales
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Pacific Whale Foundation has studied humpback whales in Australia for nearly three decades, working primarily along the coast of east Australia,
Our current ongoing research projects in Australia are:
Estimate the abundance, survival, recruitment, and growth rates of the East Australia humpback whales.
Determine calving intervals and rates for East Australia (Breeding Stock E-1) humpback whales.
The study will undertake photo-identification surveys of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) at four locations along the east coast of Australia, with the aim of better defining the east Australian calving grounds, determining connectivity and rates of interchange between regions, and documenting habitat use within each aggregation area.
Our researchers have developed a web application so citizen scientists can assist scientists with a long-term photo-identification study.
Detailed data on humpback whale life history, behavior, spatial distribution, and human impacts.
Determine rate of interchange between East Australia (Breeding Stock E-1) and West Australia (Breeding Stock D) humpback whales.