Southern Hemisphere
Blue Whale Catalogue


The SHBWC project has been developed thanks to the support of the International Whaling Commission ( and its implementation has been assigned to Centro de Conservacion Cetacea ( The SHBWC software has been developed thanks to the original software provided by Mingan Island Cetacean Study (



Until 2015, four major areas from waters off Antarctica, Australian/NewZealand/Indonesia, Southern Africa/Madagascar and Gulf of California/Eastern Tropical Pacific/South America are included with catalogues from:


Australian Antarctic Division

Blue Whale Study Inc.

Center for Whale Research

Centro de Conservación Cetacea

CMST Curtin University

International Whaling Commission - SOWER cruises

MARVEL Flinders University  

Mammal Research Institute Whale Unit, University of Pretoria

Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University

Sri Lanka Blue Whale Project

Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service

Western Whale Research