24 July 2013Australia takes global leadership on whale researchAustralia's global leadership in whale conservation has been consolidated today with an extra $6 million in federal funding to build on our non-lethal whale research program, which remains the largest program in the world.
27 March 2013Australia's successful Antarctic blue whale voyageIn a world first, acoustic technology has been used to successfully find, track and study the biggest creature on Earth, the Antarctic blue whale.
13 March 2013Significant advances in non-lethal research on Antarctic minke whalesSatellite tags have been deployed on Antarctic minke whales, giving researchers access to more comprehensive information about them than ever before.
The Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC) of the Department of Environment 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 Wildlife Conservation and Fisheries 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 hosts the National Marine Mammal Data Portal for the collation of national sightings, strandings and entangling data.
The Marine Mammal Centre is also home to the Secretariat of the Southern Ocean Research Partnership, gathering information about Southern Ocean whale sightings and running the Antarctic blue whale project.