Research Based Tourism

Well established in America, this is a relatively new phenomenon in Australia.

The Minke Whale Project (MWP) Fund is a non-profit research fund set up by James Cook University to support research into dwarf minke whale biology, behaviour and sustainable tourism interactions.

During winter every year, dwarf minke whales congregate in a remote part of the Great Barrier Reef for a big social get together. But what’s baffling scientists is how they react to people. To find out more about these mysterious creatures, have a look at the following websites:

To find out more about the Minke Whale Research Project, click on this link:

For more information on Dwarf Minke Whales, visit:

Research tourism Eye to Eye Marine Encounters run trips to see the Dwarf Minke Whales and also support the following research:


About jboydedu

The Australian Centre for Sustainability Literacy is a division of Julie Boyd and Associates, who have been working for three decades to educate students in becoming positively contributing world citizens. We use a careful integration of solid research and evidence from a broad range of fields across education, community, business and leadership to support the 7th Generation concept which says that all decisions need to be made for the benefit of 7 generations forward.
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