Fraser Coast Marine Centre of Excellence

The Marine Centre of Excellence aims to educate and inform the general public of the unique humpback whale behaviour that takes place in Hervey Bay every year, and why Hervey Bay is, as a result of this unique behaviour, widely regarded as the whale watching capital of the world.

The information used in this ongoing education is the result of over 20 years of research conducted within Hervey Bay waters and the Great Sandy Marine Park.

The Marine Centre of Excellence also aims to highlight the significant marine diversity of the region, which encompasses both the Great Sandy Marine Park, and the Great Sandy Biosphere. The region is home to a diverse range of marine life, including turtles, dolphins, dugongs and more fish diversity than the entire Great Barrier Reef.

The Marine Centre of Excellence is a partnership formed by Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, Freedom III Whale Watch and Dive Charters, Hervey Bay Whale Watch, Oceania Project, Spirit of Hervey Bay, Tasman Venture, Tourism Fraser Coast and Tourism and Events Queensland.

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