Observations in the Family: Balaenidae

Common Name: Right Whales

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Whale

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Location: Rooi els
Observed: 31st August 2014
Added: 10th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Whale

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Location: Rooi els
Observed: 16th July 2014
Added: 10th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mother & Child

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: N2, Wilderness
Observed: 2nd October 2014
Added: 2nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Just the cow and calf around, but a small pod of Bottlenose Dolphins as well.

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Southern Right Whale & Dolfin

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: N2, Wilderness
Observed: 2nd October 2014
Added: 2nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Mother & calf whale and dolphin is same patch of ocean.

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There she blows.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: N2, Wilderness
Observed: 16th August 2014
Added: 29th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Blowing sequence: 1.5 seconds. Probably 3 animals in first two photos.

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Mothers from Antartica

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: N2, Wilderness, Dolphin's Viewpoint
Observed: 16th August 2014
Added: 16th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

At least 4 cows with calves in the area, 2 close in shore. Possibly two cow/calves observed, hard top tell as the were close together at times.

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Southern right whale at Castle Rocks

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Castle Rocks
Observed: 5th October 2009
Added: 21st June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Southern Right Whale

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By: Alan Horstmann
Botanical Society of South AfricaIndigenous Bulb Association of South AfricaSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Walker Bay
Observed: 11th March 2012
Added: 1st April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

Habitat Also see Observation 198061

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Southern Right Whales interacting

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 9, St Blaize Hiking Trail
Observed: 22nd August 2008
Added: 19th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Probably more than two whales, at least one with partially white belly. Courtship or competition for female? Taken from shore, whales well off shore.Photo No.8 can be interpreted as a whale with a white belly upside down beneath another whale.

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Location: 9, St Blaize Hiking Trail
Observed: 6th August 2013
Added: 25th February 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Southren Right Whale tail slapping and breaching sequence

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 9, St Blaize Hiking Trail
Observed: 21st September 2010
Added: 23rd February 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

tail slapping of one followed by breaching of another

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JOLLY JUMPER

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 25th November 2013
Added: 26th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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TAIL on MOMS head

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 25th November 2013
Added: 26th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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ALBINO'S

Female albino
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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 25th November 2013
Added: 26th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

The skin pigment disorder found in Southern Right whales affects the males more than the females. A female albino would have about 20% creamy white patches while the male would have about 80%. The creamy white colour would change to brown over time but snow white markings would remain white .

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ALBINO

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 18th November 2013
Added: 24th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

This is a young male albino Southern Right.

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SAILING

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 3rd November 2013
Added: 5th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

A Southern Right whale " Sailing "

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BABY BREACH

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 2nd November 2013
Added: 5th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:4
Description:

A 2013 model trying it's breaching skills.

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SMILE

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 24th August 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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DRIPPING

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 3rd October 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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GOING DOWNDSC_4980

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 14th October 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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NOG 'N BREACH

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 5th October 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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FLUKING

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 7th October 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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BREACHING

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 4th October 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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CLOSE BREACH

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 3rd October 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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S R W with Bottlenose & people

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 29th June 2013
Added: 15th August 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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SOUTHERN RIGHT BREACH

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 29th June 2013
Added: 12th August 2013
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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FLUKING

FLUKING
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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 6th July 2013
Added: 20th July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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RASTA " WHALLY "

BLOWING KELP
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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 19th September 2010
Added: 19th July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:10
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SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE

Two " BONNETS "
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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 20th June 2013
Added: 19th July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Southern Right Whale

Southern Right Whale
By: Cameron McMaster
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersIndigenous Bulb Association of South AfricaLepidopterists' Society of AfricaOverberg Lowlands Conservation TrustSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Overberg DC, Overberg DC
Observed: 16th July 2013
Added: 18th July 2013
Identifications:2
Agreements:8
Comments:3
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