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Editorial Comment:
Japan has failed in its attempt to convince the 67th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to resume 'commercial whaling'... stories below.

Close attention will need to be paid to Japan's intentions following this decision. They are threatening to 'undertake a fundamental assessment of their position as a members of the IWC'.

It is sobering to think that if Japan returned to full industrial commercial whaling in Antarctica their current fleet has the capacity take east Australian humpback whales to extinction within two season. This is exactly what almost occurred during the last period of commercial whaling in Antarctica. Only 150 individual Humpback whales survived!

Every effort must be made to push forward the process of transforming the IWC into the International Whale Conservation Commission (IWCC).

The acoustic recordings of eastern Australian humpback whales by the Technical Director of The Oceania Project - Mark Francis Franklin - have been recognised and archived in perputuity by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

A sample of Mark's field recordings is being presented and featured by Tessa Elieff of NFSA for World Wildlife Day, see: Protecting Wildlife Through Sound.

The incredible complexity and richness of the songs of the eastern Australian humpback whales are now availble in an Audio CD produced by Mark Francis Franklin, see: Songlines: Songs of the Eastern Australian Humpback whales. The CD comes with a twelve page information booklet.

Over the next three years we will be redeveloping The Oceania Project's website. What we are planning and how you can help with this work is fully explained at Humpback Whales - Spread the Story

You can also support the work with a donation to The Oceania Project GoFundMe Campaign or by purchasing The Oceania Project's 2018 T/shirts in White or Black. Thank you for your Support!!

Conversation with Richard Fidler ABC RN featuring the research of Dr Trish Franklin and Wally Franklin in Hervey Bay.

Get your Community involved in the Humpback ICON Project and see Help Save Our Humpbacks for information about what you can do to help the Eastern Australian Humpback Whales.
On you will find movies, sounds and photography of Eastern Australian Humpbacks recorded during our Annual Whale Research Expedtions in Hervey Bay which are available as DVD's or films.
The 60 minute Audio CD Album: 'Songlines - Songs of the Eastern Australian Humpbacks' featuring 'Migaloo'. Buy Now.

Great Sandy Marine Park.
Community and World Hertitage at risk!

You can directly help with the long term conservation of Whales and Dolphins by supporting the campaigns of: IFAW, Sea Shepherd, Greenpeace, WDCS, Earth Island Institute, WWF, Global Whale Alliance, America's Whale Alliance and others.

Check ACTION ALERTS' and take an action today!

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Songlines of the Whales Songlines of the Whales CD Features Migaloo's song
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