No need to panic, says KZN Sharks Board after whale spotting

No need to panic, says KZN Sharks Board after whale spotting

The KZN Sharks Board has called for calm as it says it's been inundated with frantic calls about whale activity in Amanzimtoti.

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"What has transpired is the members of the public have been able to view these whales," says the HOD for Operations, Wayne Harrison.


"There have been a number of concerns that the whales are possibly entangled, dead, or drowning, in distress, washing up, and this is what the calls have been about." 

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Harrison says the country is in the peak of whale season, with a number of humpback whales and their calves making their way along the coast.


He says most calls coming in are about Warner and Winklespruit beach.


"These whales are actually resting. You got to remember they cover the longest migration known to man. 


“Coming up from the Antarctic over our winter period, heading up through the equator, Mozambique, where they will do to mate and the following year, they will go to that type of area to calf. 


"So the gestation is one year, and this takes a lot out of the animal. The water that she has come from is very cold, and the water in our area is warm. So, what she needs to do is she needs to rest and feed the calf."

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