We aim to protect resting areas for whales and reduce impacts on dolphins.
We investigate the value of southeast Queensland as a migration, resting and opportunistic feeding ground for whales.
We involve whale & dolphin watching enthusiasts and the whale watching industry in whale research and provide a community engagement hub for marine sciences and participation
through land and boat based surveys
We measure spatial distribution of currents, temperature, bathymetry, salinity, turbidity during whale migration within 25 km offshore.
We analyse the relationship between movement of whales & dolphins and physical water properties.
We investigate potential impacts of urbanisation on the behavioural response of whales & dolphins (shark nets, boats, dredging, pollution, debris, constructions).
We observe individual life histories, social role, habitat use, reproductive status and mating systems
We provide adaptation strategies and a contact for all whale & dolphin releated matters on the Gold Coast and beyond in relation to impacts of coastal development on marine