Research in Australia

Pacific Whale Foundation’s research takes place in Hervey Bay, Queensland on the coast of East Australia. 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.