Database summary

2,083,665

Total records

2,317,178

Total individuals

Record class Records Individuals
Catch 2,071,551 2,071,551
Sighting 7,648 228,061
Stranding 3,597 15,922
Bycatch 601 1,198
Entanglement 178 305
Shipstrike 73 83
Species (Top 6) Records Individuals
Fin whale 738,120 738,197
Sperm whale 536,560 539,780
Blue whale 312,454 315,909
Sei whale 214,148 214,177
Minke whale - Antarctic 120,118 121,092
Humpback whale 113,830 241,346
Records from State waters Records Sightings Strandings
New South Wales 709 447 (63.05%) 262 (36.95%)
Victoria 1,310 710 (54.2%) 600 (45.8%)
Queensland 663 465 (70.14%) 198 (29.86%)
Northern Territory 57 39 (68.42%) 18 (31.58%)
South Australia 511 144 (28.18%) 367 (71.82%)
Tasmania 4,244 2,981 (70.24%) 1,263 (29.76%)
Western Australia 1,555 1,220 (78.46%) 335 (21.54%)
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