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The Oceania Youth Project
A Unique Learning and Living Experience

What is The Oceania Project?

The Oceania Project is a not-for-profit research and education organisation established in 1988 to raise awareness about Cetacea (Whales and Dolphins) and the Ocean Environment through research, educational programs and expeditions.

The founders of The Oceania Project and leaders of the Annual Whale Research Expedition are Trish and Wally Franklin. Their interest in Cetacea spans thirty years and they have been actively involved in Cetacean research and education programs for the past eighteen years.
Trish and Wally Franklin
Humpback Whale breaching close to shipIn 1992, in conjunction with the Queensland Environment Protection Agency (QEPA), they implemented a long-term research program to study the behaviour and ecology of Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Expedition participants have the opportunity to become involved with the onboard research and education program and to observe and experience Humpback Whales and other species of Cetacea from a unique perspective in a natural setting.


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