Observations in the Family: Balaenopteridae

Common Name: Rorqual Whales

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Washedup Brydes whale -Melissa

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By: goukammarangers
Cape Nature
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Location: Goukamma Natue Reserve &M.P.A, Buffels Bay
Observed: 13th April 2012
Added: 13th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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humpback whale

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Location: Off Jesser Point - Sodwana
Observed: 15th October 2014
Added: 17th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Humpback Family

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By: KoosAdAqua
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Sardinia Bay - PE
Observed: 6th October 2014
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Inquisitive Humpbacks at Bird Island

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By: KoosAdAqua
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Bird Island MPA
Observed: 4th September 2014
Added: 12th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:2
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Humpback Leap ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Pondoland MPA, Mkambati NR
Observed: 22nd August 2014
Added: 26th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
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juvenile humpback getting attacked by sharks

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Location: Golf course Dr, Port St Johns
Observed: 15th July 2014
Added: 20th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Humpback cow and calve

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By: kenmkenm is knowledgeable about Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammals
Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 18th November 2013
Added: 24th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

This is one of the few Humpback cows that we have seen in Walker Bay on their return migration.

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BRYDE'S WHALE

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By: kenmkenm is knowledgeable about Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammals
Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 9th October 2013
Added: 17th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Humpy

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By: kenmkenm is knowledgeable about Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammals
Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 9th October 2013
Added: 15th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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HUMPBACK WHALE & Bottlenose Dolphins

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By: kenmkenm is knowledgeable about Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammals
Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 11th July 2013
Added: 15th August 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Bottlenose dolphins seen with a Humpback Whale

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HUMPY TAIL

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 10th June 2013
Added: 12th August 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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2 TAILS

Humpback whales
By: kenmkenm is knowledgeable about Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammalskenm’s earned reputation in Mammals
Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 12th July 2013
Added: 18th July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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HUMPBACK WHALE

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 13th July 2013
Added: 18th July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Balaenoptera brydei skull

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By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: Swartvlei beach
Observed: 13th February 2013
Added: 13th February 2013
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

The Bryde's whale is a baleen whale, more specifically a rorqual belonging to the same group as blue whales and humpback whales. It has twin blowholes with a low splashguard to the front. Like other rorquals, it has no teeth, but has two rows of baleen plates.

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dead whale

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By: Dagmar Gleiss
Mountain Club of SA (Cape Town)South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: walk along the west coast of Namaqua National Park
Observed: 5th November 2005
Added: 23rd January 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

at least 8 m long, must have been dead for quite a while. a very high tide must have thrown the carcass that far up the beach - way beyond the rocks of the shore.

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Humpback whales

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By: yvonne.kamp
Nature Conservation Corporation
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Location: M6, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 19th November 2012
Added: 21st November 2012
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Over 50 whales stretching from Oudekraal to Llandudno. Tall blows. Small groups over a large area. Spotted from the shore. Occasional lobtail and breach.

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Beached (and bleached?) whale

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By: sarah-leigh
iSpot teamCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMillennium Seed BankSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Jeffrey's Bay coast
Observed: 9th October 2006
Added: 2nd March 2012
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

A poor beached whale found on the Jeffreys Bay coast in 2006. Must have been beached for quite a while as it smelled quite bad. Can someone explain the pink colour of the whale?

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HUMPBACK WHALE

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 17th July 2010
Added: 18th November 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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BRYDE'S WHALE

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Location: Walker Bay, Hermanus
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 16th November 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Name pronounced as " Brooddah " an old Norwegian surname.

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