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Abstract

Whale-watching tourism is a growth industry worldwide. In Australia, with whale-watchers approaching one million per annum there has been considerable effort to develop management regimes that protect the whales while enabling the development of a sustainable ecotourism industry. A mixture of...

Author(s)
Valentine, P. S.; Birtles, A.; Curnock, M.; Arnold, P.; Dunstan, A.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2004, 25, 6, pp 647-655
Abstract

A permitted tourism industry has developed at the Great Barrier Reef based on swimming with dwarf minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata subsp.). Using sightings reported by tourism operators and vessel effort data, this study found a 91% increase in the number of whale encounters over six...

Author(s)
Curnock, M. I.; Birtles, R. A.; Valentine, P. S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2013, 9, 1/2, pp 5-17