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Friday, 23 September 2016
Queensland researchers say the current population of humpback whales is the highest ever recorded and they are concerned at the rapid rate at which the species is populating.
Le secret des chants des baleines (The secret of whale songs)
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
The whale season is nearing its end! The time has come for the scientists. Among them, Jenny Allen. This young American studies the song of Caledonian humpback whales. (Full TV segment in French)
Monday, 29 February 2016
A team of Queensland scientists is using innovative methods to investigate the success of Australia's humpback whale populations.
Monday, 22 February 2016
Australia’s humpback whale population is increasing by more than 10 per cent a year, and University of Queensland researchers are going to extreme lengths to find out why.
Sunday, January 31 2016
The boys go in search of the Humpback Whale along the beautiful Noosa coastline and Kayne gets a shower he won't be forgetting in a hurry.
Thursday, December 17 2015
The humpback whale population's recovery is one of nature's good news stories. But Queensland scientists are warning the number of boats using the same waterways is increasing as well and that's putting the two on a potentially deadly collision course.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Australia's humpback population is the healthiest it has been since whaling ended along the east coast in the 1960s according to a Queensland whale counting group.
Saturday, 15 July 2014
Only the males sing and transmission is cultural: this is all that is known about the song of the humpback whales. In an attempt to unravel the mystery, Jenny Allen of the University of Queensland in Australia, has put recorders in the south lagoon of New Caledonia. (Full article in French)
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Humpback whales can swim thousands of kilometres in a straight line, suggesting they may use a unique compass mechanism, according to researchers.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Researchers at The University of Queensland have found that male humpback whales ‘change their tune' every year during their migration across the Pacific.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Ellen Garland, who completed her PhD at the University of Queensland, has shown songs composed in the east of Australia spread rapidly across the South Pacific.
Monday, 6 December 2010
Whales living near the Galapagos Islands appear to have been exposed to higher levels of pollutants than those in other areas of the Pacific, say an international team of researchers.
Monday 15 November 2010
It's easy to have a whale of a time off the Coffs Coast but sometimes out of the blue, these majestic monsters of the deep can get a little too close for comfort.
Field work for the BRAHSS 10-11 project has ended!
Saturday 23 October 2010
Field work for the 2010 season is officially over and it was an extremely successful first season for the BRAHSS (Behavioural Responses of Australian Humpback whales to Seismic Surveys) project; investigating the effects of seismic airguns on the behaviour of humpback whales during migration.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
A humpback whale has broken the world record for travel by any mammal, swimming from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean in search of a mate, marine biologists report
Friday 8 October 2010
More than 50 whale researchers from 14 countries have bunked in at Peregian Beach studying the impacts of undersea oil and gas exploration methods on the Eastern Australian Humpback whale population.
Tuesday 5 October 2010
Groundbreaking research is underway on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to find out how humpback whales react to sound waves from undersea oil and gas exploration.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
A humpback whale called Nala has returned to the Fraser Coast off south-east Queensland with a calf, 20 years after she was first sighted.
Field work for the BRAHSS project has begun!
Monday 13 September 2010
More than 50 researchers have gathered at Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast to begin the first year of the BRAHSS (Behavioural Responses of Australian Humpback whales to Seismic Surveys) project; investigating the effects of seismic airguns on the behaviour of humpback whales during migration.
Wednesday 8 September 2010
Narooma photographer Jon Poyner has captured images of something never before seen - humpback whales in the act of mating.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Humpback whale tails are as unique as fingerprints. But being able to match photos of the tails, or flukes, to records of sightings has been a slow and laborious process.