This female Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) washed up at Kidd’s Beach, west of East London, (September 2010). It is hoped that the mortality of whales will be less next year.
Beached whale dies in Cape Town
Cape Town – A juvenile Southern Right whale died after it beached itself at Danger Beach near Cape Town on Wednesday.
Save Our Seas Shark Centre spokesperson Kevin Baker said the 8m whale was found on the beach on Monday morning.
“There was nothing we could do to help it as the tide was going out when we found it.”
Baker said the whale died before the tide could come in.
National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the whale was thin and seemed to be ill.
He said it was towed to the Navy Base in Simon’s Town.
The environmental department would conduct a necropsy on the carcass.
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