Research in Australia

Our research was initiated in 1984 in Hervey Bay, Queensland, which is a mid-migration resting ground for humpback whales on their southern migration. Humpback whales belonging to breeding stock E-1 will visit this sheltered bay as they travel south toward the Antarctic feeding grounds. Hervey Bay is unique because it is a mid-migratory resting ground for humpback whales; it is neither a breeding nor feeding ground. Mother and calf pairs are of particular interest to our researchers given their use of this resting area to provide maternal care, and our research focuses on long-term monitoring and quantifying potential human and non-human threats these whales face. There are also several dolphin species that our research focuses on.

Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.