Observations in the Family: Balaenopteridae
English Name: Rorqual Whales
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.
Observed on: 5th January 1999 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.
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.
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?
Observed on: 17th July 2010 Added to iSpot: 18th November 2011 Identifications: 1 Agreements: 2
Observed on: 1st January 1970 Added to iSpot: 16th November 2011 Identifications: 1 Agreements: 1 Comments: 1
Description: Name pronounced as " Brooddah " an old Norwegian surname.