7. Land-based observations

Land-based observations of Humpback whales are a fundmental component of this project.

Whales migrating along the coast come within 10km of Peregian Beach and we have teams operating from the top of Emu Mountain, a 73m high hill set approximately 800 metres back from Peregian Beach.

The peak of the hill is used to collect data on the movements and behaviour of passing humpbacks as well as environmental data such as the weather observations and data concerning the movements of vessels through the study area. There are usually three teams; two focal follow and one scan sampling.

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