The Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Lab (CEAL) was formed in 2005 and is based in the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus.

The main focus of our research is cetacean ecology with an emphasis on acoustic behaviour, population ecology and measuring the impacts of some human activities on cetaceans.

We are a multi-disciplinary lab with some expertise and interest in a broad range of areas including physical and biological acoustics, spatial analysis, distance sampling, marine mammal surveying, stress and reproductive physiology, toxins and pollutants, anatomy and genetics.

CEAL leads the Humpback whale Acoustic Research Collaboration (HARC); a large multi-platform collaboration conducting behavioural and acoustic studies of humpback whales at Peregian Beach, which has been ongoing since 1995.

See Projects for more details.