Blue Whale Study is a charitable organisation conducting ecological research and education to promote understanding and conservation of endangered blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) and their feeding habitat in southern Australian waters.

Since 1998 the Blue Whale Study has been investigating the ecology of blue whales, the largest animal on Earth, in their feeding habitat in waters off south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia. The Blue Whale Study, conducted by whale ecologists Dr Peter Gill and Margie Morrice, has unraveled and described the fundamental ecology underlying the presence of blue whales in this feeding area.


Slim blue whale

Find out more about the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) and its habitat.
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Slim blue whale

We use many different methods in our research from aerial surveys, boat based studies and satellite tagging.
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LATEST NEWS

  • Researching the blues - a marine science youth scholarship

    We are excited to announce that the Blue Whale Study has received funding to mentor and train four lucky students from south west Victoria during the February to May 2014 field season.
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The Blue Whale Study is charitable organisation. If you would like to make a donation please contact us via email on our contact page
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