Backpackers Plettenberg Bay

Whale Season in Plettenberg Bay

July 19, 2010 by No Comment

It is that time of year again in Plettenberg Bay and the whales are here, from June to September we are very blessed to be able to see these amazing animals even from the coast line. Did you know that the Southern right whales have horny growths called callosities on the top of the head. The patterns formed by the callosities are different for each individual, which is useful for researchers collecting information on patterns of movement and behaviour, as they can easily tell which whale is which. The head of a southern right whale is large — up to a quarter of the total length of the body — and the lower jawline is distinctively bowed.

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