The hi-tech helm of the R/V WhaleSong II.

Welcome to the WhaleSong II R.V.

The Centre is about to begin a new phase of exploratory research in Australian waters. Little to nothing is known of whale and dolphin distribution in Australian EEZ waters beyond the coastal zone – a problem that must be overcome if Australia is to be continued to be seen as a world leader in cetacean […]

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WhaleSong II off Dampier

R/V WhaleSong II – August 2006 S 21° 54.6′ E 113° 58.1′ (MAP) WhaleSong II’s first commission was to go back to an area off Dampier where our Australian research began over 17 years ago. Santos Ltd. was exploring an area near the continental shelf edge and the Department of Environment and Heritage was concerned […]

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R/V WhaleSong II in Dampier

  S 21° 54.6′ E 113° 58.1′ (MAP) WhaleSong II’s first commission was to go back to an area off Dampier where our Australian research began over 17 years ago. Santos Ltd. was exploring an area near the continental shelf edge and the Department of Environment and Heritage was concerned about the timing of the […]

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Exmouth Tagging Update

Current Location of R/V WhaleSong S 31° 59.8′ E 115° 32.9′ (MAP) Our 2005 Blue Whale season is quickly coming to an end after 4 months of intensive effort. Unusually windy weather kept us crunching data, sheltered behind Rottnest Island for most of January and even into February. March saw the return of good weather […]

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Perth Canyon Update April 2005

S 31° 59.8′ E 115° 32.9′ (click to see our Current Location) Our 2005 Blue Whale season is quickly coming to an end after 4 months of intensive effort. Unusually windy weather kept us crunching data, sheltered behind Rottnest Island for most of January and even into February. March saw the return of good weather […]

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Perth Canyon Update

Current Location of R/V WhaleSong S 31° 59.8′ E 115° 32.9′ (MAP) WhaleSong and crew have just sailed down the Western Australian coast, making our fastest passage ever (eight days!) into the southerly winds, and is preparing for the 2005 blue whale season off Rottnest Island near Perth, Western Australia. Planning details with the Australian […]

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Exmouth Update

RV Whalesong S 21° 30.0′ E 114° 02.0′ WhaleSong is currently surveying off Tantabiddi on the west side of North West Cape, Western Australia. CWR is conducting a series of vessel base surveys for BHP Billiton Petroleum and Woodside Energy as part of a cooperative strategy to collect baseline data prior to potential development in […]

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