Bringing the ocean environment home.
We all want our ecosystems to thrive. The oceans provide life not just to fish, coral reefs and whales, but to us. The Humpback Whales we study live and feed in an urban environment. Better understanding their population dynamics, beahviour and distribution is vital to minimize anthropogenic disturbances to this expanding population. Humpback Whales are threatened by entanglements, ship strikes and coastal development which can degrade habitats and prey availability.