Why are whales breaching off KZN's coastline?

Why are whales breaching off KZN's coastline?

It's that time of year- the whales are back off South Africa's shores, including the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Mike V has been curious about whales since reading about them in a children's book, and after watching a whale breach last week, he needed to find out more.

Humpback whale

Professor Ken Findlay, a marine expert from Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) weighs in on the Humpbacks visiting off the coast of KZN. He also shares the remarkable success story of this species, which was teetering on the edge of extinction a few decades ago.

Find out why the whales are breaching below. Just click on the 'play' button below to listen to the interview.

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago after noticing an increase in activity in the ocean on his afternoon walks, Mike V wondered if the lockdown has benefited KZN's sea animals.

He contacted the renowned Marine Biologist, Dr David Glassom of UKZN, to find out if our oceans are healthier because of the regulations.

Listen to that chat below.

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