Tuesday
Sep182012

Southern Right Whales mating off Dassen Island, South Afric

Coming back from Dassen Island off the West Coast of South Africa after a spearfishing trip we came across a group of four southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) interacting in what we assume was a mating session. South Africa is estimated to be the winter breeding ground for the largesy number of southern right whales in the southern hemmisphere, with around 3400 individuals assumed to visit every year.