Two Bays Whales Project

Two Bays 100 Whales Appeal

Your help is needed to protect whales in OUR back yard. 

It is critical that we do more to protect whales visiting our coast. The Two Bays Whale Project has made an important start, but we must do more.......

Knowing the identity and movements of individual whales is central to managing the risks they face from the extremes of population growth, industry and climate change.

The milestone of '100 whales' for the Victorian Humpback Whales Catalogue is a concrete way to achieve this. It builds on our recent identification of the 50th individual whale.  

It may take a decade of sustained effort but we are committed to providing the evidence needed to support whale conservation in southern Australia.

Please join us to help build Two Bays Citizen Science Project into a powerful scientific and community voice for whales in our waters. 

Your  donation towards the '100 WHALES' appeal will make you a champion for the whales off our coast. 

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The Two Bays Whale Project is a Citizen Science initiative led by the Dolphin Research Institute in partnership with Wildlife Coast Cruises. The project is designed to accurately record sightings of large cetacean species within Port Phillip, Western Port and adjacent waters (Barwon Heads to Inverloch). 

The key species for this citizen science project are humpback and southern right whales but can also include other species such as killer, minke and blue whales (also occasionally seen locally).

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DRI NL V68 – SPRING 2017

September 15th, 2017

DOWNLOAD DRI NL V68 - SPRING 2017 See what has been happening at the Dolphin Research Institute. Read about finding a new whale migration pathway, helping with emergency response and our Spring Appeal...

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Filming Segment for Totally Wild

July 26th, 2017

Totally Wild came to DRI today to shoot a segment for an upcoming episode of the Network 10 program. The focus was around the 50th humpback whale added to the Victorian Humpback Whale Catalogue. Alana...

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Two Bays Whale Project at Whale Festival

July 20th, 2017

DRI Research Officer, Dave Donnelly, spoke to a packed and enthusiastic Island Whale Festival audience recently about the Two Bays Whale Project. This is a citizen science project that curates reports...

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Whale of a Winter Weekend

July 20th, 2017

The Island Whale Festival was held during the school holidays on Phillip Island from 7 – 9 July. Local community members and visitors enjoyed a range of free or low cost activities that not only enter...

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BYO Whale At the Whale Festival!!

July 20th, 2017

As part of the recent Island Whale Festival, DRI brought our own whale to the Cowes Cultural Centre! Educators Mandy and Jess, and the 19m inflatable whale, held booked-out ‘Whale out of Water’ progra...

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