Exploring the Health of Hervey Bay’s Humpback Whales: A Look into their External Parasite Load

Written by Isabel Taylor and Stephanie Stack Hello everyone! I’m Isabel Taylor, a recent graduate in Animal Ecology with a passion for marine mammals. During my studies, I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with PWF Australia, where I spent…

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Fluke-Up Feeding

What is that and why do whales do it? A recent popular social media video depicts a man in Australia enjoying a paddle in his kayak, when he stumbled upon a humpback whale demonstrating strange behavior. The whale in question…

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HERVEY BAY – WHERE THE GIANTS PLAY!

Enjoy a unique experience in Hervey Bay and watch the humpback whales of Eastern Australia put on a show in this famous stopover location during their migration! Known for the original and best whale watching experience on the beautiful Fraser…

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THE IMPACTS OF SWIM-WITH-WHALE TOURISM IN EAST AUSTRALIA

Since the first commercial vessel ferried curious passengers out to sea to catch a glimpse of majestic migrating whales, the skyrocketing demand for whale-watch tours has made marine tourism a global billion-dollar industry. Concerned with potential impacts of marine tourism…

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IT’S WHALE-WATCHING SEASON IN AUSTRALIA!

Peak whale-watching season is currently underway in Australia! Pacific Whale Foundation was established on Maui in 1980 to protect humpback whales from extinction and our research and conservation programs began in Australia not long after – 1984. We also conduct exciting and educational whale-watching ecotours in Australia to help fund this…

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A Dynamic Disequilibrium

When we go on whalewatches, we are entering the world of humpback whales to encounter them in their natural environment. Passengers and crew are often astounded by the diverse behaviors and characteristics of these animals, but occasionally we are also…

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