The Hawaii Whale Research Foundation site is intended to provide information about the natural history of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae - with emphasis on North Pacific humpbacks) and about our research, education and conservation efforts in the Hawaiian islands.
Earthwatch Research Projects
Western Australian Humpback Whale Research During a long-term humpback study, EarthCorps teams help the Jenners and Ken Balcomb, Principal Investigator of Orca, observe, identify, and census migrating humpbacks. The primary objective of this decade-long study is to determine the location of the humpback's calving grounds.
Humpbacks off Hawaii A long-term study of humpback whales in the North Pacific. For the past 20 years, scientists have observed humpback migration, reproductive histories, and communication and have compiled an enormous volume of tail-fluke photographs for population surveys. In addition to assisting in this long-term photo-identification program, Earthwatch teams will concentrate on studying humpback behavior.
Saving Whales with DNA Earthtrust's project is a strategy for ending the global black market in whale meat through the use of DNA analysis. DNA technology is currently revolutionizing many fields and it is poised to have a huge impact on the illegal trade in endangered and protected species of whales.
The Oceania Project - has been undertaking an Annual Research and Education Expedition in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia for six years. By joining the Expedition you can support and assist with the research work, learn about Cetacea and create your own direct experience with Whales and Dolphins.
WHALES ON THE NET - http://www.whales.org.au the Online Voice of WHALES IN DANGER (WID)