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The Oceania Project's Annual
Whale & Dolphin Expedition

Common Dolphins on bow.Since 1989 The Oceania Project has been undertaking an Annual Expedition to Hervey Bay to observe and study the Humpback Whales. The Humpback Whales are often accompanied by Bottlenose Dolphins or Common Dolphins. We may occasionally see the illusive Indopacific Humpback Dolphin, the curious Minke Whale and on rare occaisions the shy Bryde's Whales.
From August to October Humpback Whales spend time in the warm sub-tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. They visit Hervey Bay as they commence their southward journey to their Antarctic feeding grounds.

The Expedition begins in early August each year and is organised into ten weekly segments. you can join for one or more segments

The Joining /Departure day is a Sunday and 5 nights / six days are spent in Hervey Bay leaving Urangan Boat Harbour, at 8 am each Sunday and returning at approximately 2.30 pm the following Friday.

Moon Dancer

The Expedition vessel is the sleek and superbly equipped 12 metre Power Cataraman 'Moon Dancer'.

Moon Point, Fraser Island Hervey Bay, at the southern end of the Great Barrier reef Reef, is formed by Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. The shallow waters on the western side of Fraser Island offer the Humpback Whales an ideal place to rest and play and a protected area to feed and teach their young. The area is a unique place to experience, observe and study the Humpback Whales and other species of Whales and Dolphins found in Hervey Bay.

Use this Expedition link for more detailed information about The Oceania Project's Whale Research Expedition


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