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Breaching, Southern Right whale, Plettenberg Bay

During the South African winter, Southern Right whales (Eubalaena australis) arrives from the Antarctic to breed and give birth. They normally arrive in Plettenberg Bay in mid-July and stay until mid-September. They were given the name “right” whale, because during the whaling (the massive hunt of whales) they were the right whales to hunt. They […]

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Picture of the day: 3 Southern Right whales

Picture of the day: 3 Southern Right Whales

“Picture of the day” One of 3 Southern Right whales spotted off Keurbooms Village on our 09h30 trip this morning. After being entertained by these 3 whales, we moved across to the Seal colony on the Robberg Peninsula and while en-route we encountered, 4 African Black Footed Penguins, 2 Shy Albatrosses, and numerous Cape Cormorants. […]

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