KZN Sharks Board explain the increased whale spotting
KZN Sharks Board has issued a statement to calm people of the increased whale spotting, people should not panic says the statement.
With so many anxious reports regarding whale spotting near Amanzimtoti, the KZN Sharks Board has issued a calm statement.
According to Harrison, the HOD for Operations, Wayne Harrison the country is in the height of whale season, with several humpback whales migrating along the shore with their young.
WHERE ARE THE WHALE SPOTTING INCIDENTS?
The majority of calls, according to him, concern Warner and Winklespruit beach.
These whales are in fact dozing off. Keep in mind that they go the furthest distance in human migration history.
Harrison, claims that the public has now had the opportunity to see these species.
“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.”
WHAT ARE PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT?
The calls have been about the possibility that the whales are entangled, dead, drowning, in difficulty, or washing up, according to a variety of worries.
Every year between June and December, reports of whale spotting spike again.
During this period, these species are frequently seen with calves, as they use South African waters for calving and rearing their young. Their annual visits are so predictable, and there are often so close to shore.