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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Return to K’gari

Have you had the chance to see the PWF award-winning documentary Return to K’gari?Directed by award-winning filmmaker Selket Kaufman, Return to K’gari has screened in international film festivals, premiered at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival and won numerous industry awards….

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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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MAKING WAVES – CLIMATE CHANGE PART 3: WHAT PWF IS DOING AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

The primary goal of Pacific Whale Foundation’s (PWF) work is to address major threats facing the world’s whales and dolphins through Research, Education and Conservation programs that collectively tackle these challenges using a holistic approach — understand, educate and take…

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MAKING WAVES – CLIMATE CHANGE PART 2: GLOBAL POLICY SOLUTIONS

Marine ecosystems, from coastal to deep sea, now show the influence of human actions. In the previous installment of this series, we gave an overview of the ever-increasing threat of climate change; what is it? How does it impact our ocean? And ultimately, how does it impact whales and dolphins? We…

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MAKING WAVES – CLIMATE CHANGE PART 1: THE THREAT

WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE?  Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the health of our planet, both on land and in the sea. Atmospheric greenhouse gases trap some of the heat energy that would otherwise re-radiate to space, causing the planet to…

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