Australian Marine Mammal Centre
The Australian Marine Mammal Centre was established as the first national research centre focused on understanding, protecting and conserving the whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs in our region.
The Centre coordinates Australia’s marine mammal research expertise to provide scientific research and advice to underpin Australia’s marine mammal conservation and policy initiatives.
Based in Hobart within the Southern Ocean Ecosystems program at the Australian Antarctic Division, the Australian Marine Mammal Centre supports an extensive research community throughout Australia, representing over 20 institutions.
The Australian Marine Mammal Centre also hosts the National Marine Mammal Data Portal for the collation of national sightings, strandings and entangling data.
The Marine Mammal Centre is the home to the Secretariat of the Southern Ocean Research Partnership, gathering information about Southern Ocean whale sightings and hosts of the Antarctic blue whale project.
A team of international whale researchers leaves Hobart today in search of the biggest creature on Earth, the Antarctic blue whale.
Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced a new international collaboration to share information on the rare Antarctic blue and killer whales.
The Southern Ocean Research Partnership, in the Australian Marine Mammal Centre at the Australian Antarctic Division, has created a database that allows Southern Ocean seafarers to snap and share their photographs of these rarely sighted whales and the more common humpback whales to help obtain more information on these majestic creatures.
The database aims to capture images of the whales to help scientists better understand whale abundance, distribution and behaviour.
Report a whale sighting at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership.