First Whale Breath

Read the account of the first breaths of a new-born humpback whale calf witnessed by Curt and Micheline Jenner at Tantabiddi, Exmouth on July 19, 2009. A Whale Biologists’ Holy Grail Centre for Whale Research scientists Curt and Micheline Jenner were in for a non-typical “day at the office” last week as they finished a […]

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The Long Way Home – Malta to Fremantle: Part 2

Leaving Malta on November 18, 2010 and arriving on February 25, 2011 we experienced a wonderful voyage the long, safe way home! This is our journey in a nut-shell… 109,000 litres of diesel fuel, 13,000 nautical miles, 16 crew members ,16 species of cetaceans, , 9 currencies, 8 ports of call, 7 Journey Legs, 6 […]

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The Long Way Home – Malta to Fremantle: Part 1

In October 2010 Curt and Micheline, along with their two girls, Micah and Tasmin and new crew member Kate Sprogis, flew to the Southern Mediterranean country of Malta to take delivery of their new research vessel Whale Song.   Dale Peterson, Peter Sandison, Gwen Penry and Jenny Shaw joined them at the Manoel Island Yacht Yard […]

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Voyage of the Whale Song

The Whale Song will allow the Centre’s scientists to explore areas never before examined for cetaceans. The Centre aims to identify areas critical to cetacean biology in order to guide human development before these majestic animals and their habitats are lost forever through our ever expanding need for food and energy.  Full story……

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Oceanographic Studies

Linking physical oceanographic variables with whale distribution is the latest technique the Centre is using to guide industry and government in regards to developing deep water areas never previously examined for cetaceans. Industry leaders INPEX, Woodside Energy and Shell have help fund the Centre’s ambitious plans to begin mapping the deep off-shore waters of Western […]

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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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