Extending knowledge and improving conservation for marine mammals in coastal waters
This research theme focuses on extending our knowledge about feeding, migration, habitat use and human impacts on whales and dolphins in coastal waters aiming to derive new management strategies for a better conservation and protection of marine mammals in urbanised coastal waters.
Whales and dolphins are utilising the Gold Coast bay and inhabit south-east Queensland waters.
The centre works in collaboration with the not for profit community organisation Humpbacks & High –Rises Inc.
Developing research and education on regional and international level.
Whales in a changing climate
This international project analyses whale movement in relation to ocean conditions and assesses future climate impacts on whale migration. The project will develop a large scale model to simulate whale movement, investigate the role of whales on the nutrient cycle and develop a communication outreach program.
Fluke identification catalogue
This project creates a fluke database for humpback whales sighted on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast as part of the HHR citizen science program.
- Griffith Climate Change Response Program
- Humpbacks & High-rises Inc.,
- Rustic Pathways
- Whales in Paradise
- Spirit Whale Watching
- Sunshine Coast Afloat