Observations in the Family: Balaenopteridae

English Name: Rorqual Whales

Inquisitive Humpbacks at Bird Island

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By: KoosAdAqua
Sea Fish Atlas
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Location: Bird Island MPA
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

Humpback Leap ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Pondoland MPA, Mkambati NR
Observed on: 22nd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 1

juvenile humpback getting attacked by sharks

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By: LvDLvD's reputation in MammalsLvD's reputation in Mammals
Location: Golf course Dr, Port St Johns
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

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 on: 18th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 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.

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 on: 9th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

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 on: 9th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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 on: 11th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 15th August 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Bottlenose dolphins seen with a Humpback Whale

HUMPY TAIL

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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 on: 10th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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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 on: 12th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

HUMPBACK 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 on: 13th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

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 on: 13th February 2013
Added to iSpot: 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.

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 on: 5th November 2005
Added to iSpot: 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.

Humpback whales

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By: Yvonne Kamp
Nature Conservation Corporation
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Location: M6, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 19th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 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.

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 on: 9th October 2006
Added to iSpot: 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?

HUMPBACK 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 on: 17th July 2010
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2011
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3

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 on: 1st January 1970
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2011
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Name pronounced as " Brooddah " an old Norwegian surname.

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