The Great Barrier Reef is National Heritage for all Australians and must be preserved for Future Generations.
It is also home to the eastern Australian Humpback whales.
The pristine Lagoon within the Great Barrier is the overwintering, breeding and birthing grounds for the migrating
eastern Australian Humpback whales while the nearby Coral Sea is a migratory corridor for humpback whales!
The Australian Government wants to slash protection of the Coral Sea by more than half!
If these plans go ahead, it will be the largest downgrade of a protected marine area in the world. That's a massive step back for a nation that was once seen as a leader in marine conservation.
We urge you to join the WWF Campaign to PRESERVE THE RESERVES. Act NOW!
Dr Phil Clapham, in his Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture, provides a broad perspective on the status of the Great Whales following the last devastating period of commercail whaling. He summarises future potential threats, including climate change, and also presents their role as Eco-System Engineers contributing to the health of the Global Ocean Eco-Systems. A must read for everyone interested in Whale conservation and protection!
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 purchase the 2017 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 iWhales.org 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.
The Oceania Project's T/Shirts
Now available - Buy Now!
A WHALES SONG
50 page book featuring
Trish Franklin's photography
Download the latest
Humpback Icon film: