Richards Bay Whale Updates

Richards Bay Harbour launching is best for the young and old. Keep up to date here.

Richards Bay Whale Updates

Richards Bay Harbour launching is best for the young and old. Keep up to date here.

Richards Bay Whale Updates

Richards Bay Whale Updates

Whale Info

by | Sep 26, 2014 | 0 comments

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusual …

Humpback Reproduction

by | Sep 21, 2014

Humpback whale breeding occurs mostly in the winter to early spring while near the surface and in warm, tropical waters. The gestation period is about 11-12 months and the calf is born tail first (this is normal for cetaceans) and near the surface in warm, shallow water …