In Cape Town we celebrate the coming of spring by lining the coastal roads looking for that spurt of air and water that symbolises large marine mammals. Whales. These large animals can be seen from the coastline as they drift fairly close to the shoreline. The Southern Right whale is the main attraction as females calf here during July and December. To find out more follow this link to MAMMAL MAP blog.
So far, I’ve seen one Southern Right whale from the shore and none while on the Ocean. In the mean time reports are in that some Humpback whales have been sighted in False Bay.
In celebration of the forthcoming attractions (and past) I have posted a whale related video ( video not from South Africa) that showcases the awesomess and relative size of these great animals. While a great story for the divers it is also a lucky escape from harm. Enjoy.