Database summary

2,083,032

Total records

2,311,320

Total individuals

Record class Records Individuals
Catch 2,071,551 2,071,551
Sighting 7,830 228,447
Stranding 2,734 9,477
Bycatch 601 1,198
Entanglement 178 305
Shipstrike 74 84
Species (Top 6) Records Individuals
Fin whale 738,130 738,225
Sperm whale 536,466 539,215
Blue whale 312,451 315,906
Sei whale 214,146 214,175
Minke whale - Antarctic 120,118 121,092
Humpback whale 113,958 241,674
Records from State waters Records Sightings Strandings
New South Wales 748 486 (64.97%) 262 (35.03%)
Victoria 1,074 712 (66.29%) 362 (33.71%)
Queensland 716 518 (72.35%) 198 (27.65%)
Northern Territory 58 40 (68.97%) 18 (31.03%)
South Australia 512 145 (28.32%) 367 (71.68%)
Tasmania 3,422 2,983 (87.17%) 439 (12.83%)
Western Australia 1,593 1,258 (78.97%) 335 (21.03%)
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