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Whale Protection
Right whales were named by whalers who considered them the "right" whales to hunt, since they were rich in blubber, they were easy to catch (they are relatively slow swimmers) and they floated after being killed.
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Whale-Friendly Coast 'Is a Priority'

The SA Whale Disentanglement Network says more and more giants of the ocean are becoming victims of rock lobster trappings and that solving this problem is a priority.

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Southern Right Whales

FACTS & FIGURES

The Southern Right Whale is a large stocky whale. It's skin is usually black to dark grey with white and/or brown patches. They reach a maximum length of about 17m and weight of approximately 40 tonnes.
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Whales in Kalk Bay 2007/08

It seems that we are experiencing a rather lovely season this year (not that last year was bad..)

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Humpback Whales

Description:
Humpbacks are one of the easiest species for researchers and whale watchers alike to identify. You really can't miss their flippers, which may be as much as one-third of their total body length. Their knobbly heads are also unmistakable, and they have 12 to 36 throat grooves which expand when the whale is feeding using baleen instead of teeth.

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Bryde's Whale

The smallest of the whales described is present in our waters all year round.

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