Below you can meet VIC 0009 and VIC 0138, two very special humpback whales recorded in our waters.
Our research team identifies the individual humpbacks using images of their unique tail flukes. These are mostly taken by many keen citizen scientists.
The Dolphin Research Institute hosts the Victorian Humpback Fluke ID Catalogue which holds records of more than 200 individual whales collected over two decades. We also host the Two Bays Whale Project which captures the movement of whales through Victoria’s waters (especially the central region).