Southern Right Whale
WHO?
WHAT?
WHERE?
WHEN?
WHY?
HOW?
What is the scientific
 name for the SRW
What are the main 
threats to the SRW?
Why should we care 
about the SRW?
Who is responsible for 
protecting the SRW?
Who/what  is / had the biggest
 negative impact on the SRW?
Who collects data & information
 about the SRW?
Govt?
Tourists?
Whalers?
Fisherman?
Pollution?
Ocean debris?
nets, fishing lines
Why have numbers
 increased / decreased?
Where do SRWs migrate 
to and from?
Where are the nurseries 
for the SRW?
Where are the biggest 
populations of SRWs found?
What is the current 
population of SRW?
When are they most at risk?
Tourists - abiding by rules 
and guidelines
Science Agencies?
Universities?
Govt?
When did the numbers 
begin to recover?
How many babies 
do they have?

Useful resources
https://www.wwf.org.au/what-we-do/species/southern-right-whale/?t=AD1920O01&f=41140-227&utm_campaign=me_general&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxev835qc6wIViH8rCh0FugVZEAAYASAAEgKowPD_BwE#gs.cx37c3
https://www.environment.gov.au/resource/conservation-management-plan-southern-right-whale-recovery-plan-under-environment
https://au.whales.org/whales-dolphins/species-guide/southern-right-whale/
https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/native-animals/native-animal-facts/whales/southern-right-whale
Science Agencies
https://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/animals/whales/southern-right-whale/
Agencies / Organisations
https://www.greenpeace.org/africa/en/blogs/8510/10-key-facts-about-the-southern-right-whale-and-why-its-important-to-protect-their-habitat/
Policies?
Laws to protect them?
When do they migrate?
Southern Right Whale Recover yPlan
https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2005L01891
Australian Museum
https://australian.museum/learn/animals/mammals/southern-right-whale/
https://marinebio.org/species/southern-right-whales/eubalaena-australis/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/group/right-whales/
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Eubalaena_australis/
https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management/marine-conservation-program/southern-right-whales
https://iwc.int/south-atlantic-southern-right-whale
Importance to ecosystem?
How often do they reproduce?
Tourist interference
Paddlers at Point Ann 
birthing grounds
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-28/whale-baby-boom-pt-ann-near-albany/8753090
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep16182
How has the population of the 
SRWs changed (increased or decreased?
natural predators?
Human actions
Reduced food supply through overfishing
Boating collisions / injuries
Humans getting too close / interferring 
with mothers and babies
Microplastics?
Chemicals?
Protected species?
Killer Whales?
Great white sharks?
Whaling bans?
Where in their migration 
are they most vulnerable?
How often do they reproduce?
Birthing?
Migrating?
Where are they most at risk?
Proximity rules?
Tourist boats