Australia's successful Antarctic blue whale voyage

In a world first, acoustic technology has been used to successfully find, track and study the biggest creature on Earth, the Antarctic blue whale.

The Antarctic blue whale voyage has returned from the highly-successful inaugural Southern Ocean trip of the Antarctic Blue Whales Project, which aims to estimate the abundance, distribution and behaviour of this iconic species.

The 18-strong science team of acousticians, engineers, whale tagging experts and observers deployed passive acoustic sonobuoys west of the Ross Sea area to locate the blue whales.

This page was last updated on 27 March 2013