Database summary

2,082,971

Total records

2,311,158

Total individuals

Record class Records Individuals
Catch 2,071,551 2,071,551
Sighting 7,776 228,332
Stranding 2,734 9,477
Bycatch 601 1,198
Entanglement 178 305
Shipstrike 74 84
Species (Top 6) Records Individuals
Fin whale 738,124 738,211
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 113,913 241,583
Records from State waters Records Sightings Strandings
New South Wales 735 473 (64.35%) 262 (35.65%)
Victoria 1,074 712 (66.29%) 362 (33.71%)
Queensland 699 501 (71.67%) 198 (28.33%)
Northern Territory 57 39 (68.42%) 18 (31.58%)
South Australia 512 145 (28.32%) 367 (71.68%)
Tasmania 3,422 2,983 (87.17%) 439 (12.83%)
Western Australia 1,581 1,246 (78.81%) 335 (21.19%)
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