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in Hervey Bay: 1989-2013

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Expedition Founders Trish & Wally Franklin

The Oceania Project's Whale Research Expeditions conducted from 1989 to 2013 provided
a dedicated long-term research platform to observe and study Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay.

"It is only through consistent long-term observation and study that we can begin to unravel and understand the complex social organisation and behaviour of Humpback Whales and determine the social and ecological significance of Hervey Bay for the Eastern Australian Humpbacks."

Over 2500 participants in The Oceania Project's Internship program supported the Marine Mammal Science program in Hervey Bay and contributed to the scientific understanding of humpback whales. We thank them!

You can support the onging work and help spread the Humpback whale stories through GoFundMe and/or by purchasing The Oceania Project T/Shirt.


View encounters during the Expeditions. Also available at

Charlotte 2007
"Charlotte" 2007
My Auntie 2001
"My Auntie" 2001
Karina 2009
"Karina" 2009
Karina 2009
"Nanda & Bala" 2007

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