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South African scientists depart on whale studying expedition

South African scientists depart on whale studying expedition

Scientists have shipped out to research and collect data on humpback whales off the west coast of South Africa. Research will include sampling the environment and tagging whales to better understand their behaviour. Small cameras will also be attached to some whales.
Whale rescued during South African Billabong Pro

Whale rescued during South African Billabong Pro

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board rescued a humpback whale caught in the shark nets behind the back line, while the world's pro surfers took part in the Billabong Pro in Ballito, on the North Coast. The whale had a skin infection, but it swam off once disentangled.

The Great Whaling Debate

Despite the abundance of southern right and humpbacked whales in its waters, South Africa has banned whaling and has some of the most progressive legislation protecting the animals in the world. Now a new campaign launched in Cape Town aims to ensure this protection goes global.

Big fests for big beasts

To attract tourists South Africa’s coastal towns have created a range of exciting annual festivals – most dedicated to some kind of animal, such as Knysna’s Oyster Festival and the Simons Town Penguin Festival. But the biggest of the lot is the one with the biggest beast – the Hermanus Whale Festival.

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