The Oceania Project

The Oceania Project, established in 1988, is a non-profit research and information organisation dedicated to whales, dolphins and porpoises and the ocean environment.  Founders Trish and Wally Franklin have been conducting research within the Hervey Bay Marine Park, Queensland, for more than a decade, including a long-term photo-identification program and non-invasive genetic sampling.  It is only through consistent long-term observation and study that we can begin to unravel and understand the complex social organisation and behaviour of humpback whales and determine the social and ecological significance of Hervey Bay for the Eastern Australian humpbacks.  The Oceania Project Internship Program offers a unique opportunity to support and participate in a marine mammal science program and to learn about humpback whales in the waters of Hervey Bay.

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