Dr Mike Double - Chief Scientist
As a zoologist and geneticist, I lead the Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC). We conduct scientific research that contributes to the conservation and management of marine mammals around Australia, through the Pacific and in Antarctic waters. Our Centre’s research leads the way in informing the world about all whale species. Our non-lethal scientific research shows that you don’t need to kill whales to study them. As the Chief Scientist on this voyage, our aim is to explore the interdependent roles of whales and krill in the Antarctic ecosystem, to inform the management of expanding krill fisheries. This is the most comprehensive scientific voyage ever undertaken on Antarctic blue whales and their prey, Antarctic krill.