Making Waves – Marine Debris #2: Policies in Hawaii

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra It’s time to continue our conversation about the threat of marine debris. You can find part 1 of the marine debris series, in which we give an overview at found HERE. Although the issue of marine…

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MAKING WAVES – Marine Debris Part 1: An Overview

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra From the smallest plastic straw to a 1000lb discarded fishing net, marine debris — trash that finds its way to the marine environment — is an issue that spans the globe. Whether a stream, river, lake, sea or ocean, all marine environments are subject to the damaging impacts of marine debris. …

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Pacific Whale Foundation to Present at the World Whale Conference

On October 7-12, the 2019 WCA World Whale Conference will take place in Hervey Bay, Australia, hosted by Fraser Coast Tourism and Events and the World Cetacean Alliance. The theme of the conference is ‘Journeys that Inspire Change‘ and topics include:…

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Our Latest Australia Research Study

Get an in-depth look into our Swim-with-Whales study from one of our talented research biologists.

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Celebrate at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival!

To celebrate the return of the humpback whales, Pacific Whale Foundation is joining in the Hervey Bay Whale Festival!

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World Oceans Day in Hervey Bay

On 8 June each year, conservation organisations throughout the planet celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how each of us can protect it, no matter where we live. World Oceans Day raises critical awareness of the ocean,…

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Research in Australia 2018 Field Report

Our research team has finished up data collection from the 2018 field season, and what a season it was! Pacific Whale Foundation has been studying humpback whales in Hervey Bay for over 30 years, providing us with long-term sightings data…

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Whales divided: how adults and calves use Hervey Bay differently

If you go whalewatching in Hervey Bay after mid-September, you may notice that there is a calf in nearly every pod you see. Mothers with calves are typically the last to arrive in the bay, and they may be the…

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Southern right whales in Hervey Bay

This season, humpback whales haven’t been the only large baleen whale sighted in Hervey Bay. We have also had several sightings of mother-calf pairs of southern right whales, a rare species for this area. The first pair was seen in…

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