Marine scientists from around the world are being encouraged to match photos of whale tails collected on the recent Antarctic Whale Expedition.

Photographs of 63 individual humpback whale flukes collected during the voyage are now publicly available on the website of the Australian Marine Mammal Centre.

This project will be the largest effort to match humpback whales on their feeding grounds to their migratory corridors and breeding grounds south of Australia and the western South Pacific.

The photos have been made available as part of the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (SORP) to encourage global collaboration between humpback whale researchers.