Our current citizen science programs include:
Pod Watch and Two Bays Whale Project
An easy-to-use web-based app for reporting impromptu dolphin and/or whale sightings in Victorian waters that can be used by anyone at any time here. This project provides us with information about the species in our bays, their abundance, behaviour and any interactions with humans, vessels and/or terrestrial animals that may occur. No training is required.
Pod Surveyor (Western Port and Port Phillip Bay)
Aimed at obtaining a better understanding of our dolphin populations in both Western Port and Port Phillip Bay, these projects require observers to undergo targeted land-based surveys at designated sites. Surveys are of varied lengths, occur in different sighting conditions and times of the day to provide us with data on population size, individuals, behaviour and interactions with humans, vessels and/or terrestrial animals.
Two Bays Tracker
This project is an extension of the Two Bays Whale Project but takes a more targeted approach, enabling us to quantity survey effort. Dedicated observers throughout the Western Port and Port Phillip regions are selected to participate during the Victorian whale season, conducting land-based whale surveys at various times of the day and in different sighting conditions.