The Australian Geographic magazine has raised just over $9,000 for Blue Whale Study research. Blue Whale Study chief executive and senior research scientist Dr. Peter Gill said the funding was outstanding.
“It just goes to show how precious Blue Whales are to the broader community and how we must never give up our effort to continue our research and secure long term conservation of the species.” he said. “We have funding to conduct one aerial survey however ideally we should conduct two or three each season. With the Australian Geographic Society funds we are now in a position to conduct a second aerial survey which is critical in our efforts to identify individual blue whales and to report on the seasonal variations and monitor blue whale movements in the Bonney Upwelling area”.