Whales
Very poor,Poor,Good,Very good

Population status and trends for many species are unknown. Most are assumed to be in good condition but trends are unclear. Humpback whales and the western population of southern right whales are demonstrating clear increasing trends.

Year(s): 
2016
3
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not comparable

Baleen whales (not including humpbacks)

Condition and trends are poorly understood for some species, but recovery occurring generally

Year(s): 
2011
2
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Humpback whales

Condition in the east and south-east remains very poor and stable

Year(s): 
2011
3
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Toothed whales

Condition and trends are poorly understood

Year(s): 
2011
2
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Evans K, Bax NJ, Smith DC (2016). Marine environment: Whales . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary-component/marine-environment/whales, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296