June research blog Winter is well underway and the ORCA team is feeling the chill – even our beach surveys for elasmobranch egg cases are now accompanied by a jersey each! With the project 5 months in we have collected 2176 egg cases of 6 different species, with Puffadder Shysharks by far the most common […]
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This southern right whale gave us the close encounter of a life time. After locating the animal, the skipper stopped the boat because the whale disappeared, then the next thing you know it surfaced right in front of the boat. It played around the boat for a few minutes then moved away.
After some adverse weather conditions in the last weeks, this southern right whale seemed to want to reassure us that everything is going to be alright, by producing a small rainbow while surfacing. A definite moment of magic which lasted only an instant, but which was immortalized by a few quick-snapping tourists on the boat! […]
This is whale watching at its best! This whale gave us quite a show when it decided that it wanted to breach. What a sight as it continued to breach several times! Photo submitted by guest on whale watching tour.
A tail slap by a Southern Right Whale signals the start of the whale season in Plettenberg Bay.