WELCOME TO HUMPBACKS & HIGH-RISES
Humpbacks and High-rises is an NGO based on the Gold Coast,
Queensland, Australia. Since 2011 we have been running Queensland's
largest marine mammal monitoring program dedicated to the protection and research of marine mammals.
Our mission is to ensure present and future generations of the community have access to enjoy, appreciate and care for whales and dolphins through research, rescue and education.
Understanding marine mammals in their environment is key to their protection.
Become a volunteer
Report Whale sightings and upload your fluke image to contribute to research and monitoring. Our online forms allow you to capture whale sightings on the go and make a fast & easy contribution to whale research.
The HHR research program helps to monitor the health, movement and well-being of humpback whales on the east coast of Australia. Our annual systematic surveys reveal exciting and new facts. Check our latest entries on the map.
You can participate in marine expeditions and support state of the art research. You can learn to rescue marine life and rescue the ocean from pollution. Invite us for guest lectures at schools or events to raise awareness of whales and dolphins.
Become an ocean guardian and help monitoring the health of marine mammals. We work closely with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and the wider community to ensure that whales and dolphins are save. Make a wave together and join us today.