Funding for these surveys was obtained from the following government agencies
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA),
- Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM),
- Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC),
- Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA),
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA),
- Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF),
- National Environmental Research Program (NERP).