It’s World Whale Day today and today we celebrate these magnificent creatures of the ocean. Some 45 species of whales are found in the waters off Australia for part of each year, including the Blue Whale, Southern Right Whale, Sei Whale and Fin Whale which are listed on the EPBC as threatened species.

Whales play a vital role in our marine ecosystem and serve as indicators of ocean health. Their presence indicates a thriving marine environment, and their absence can signal ecosystem imbalance. Today, we raise awareness for the many whale species that are threatened or endangered due to human impacts on the ocean. By safeguarding whales, we’re not just protecting a single species but preserving the entire web of life beneath the waves. 

Photo: Southern Right Whale (Endangered - EPBC)



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