SA WHALE DISENTANGLEMENT NETWORK – DASSEN ISLAND – Thursday, 24th January, 2013. Juvenile Humpback Whale freed from entanglement at Dassen Island.
MIKE MEYER, of the Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts, said:
“At 10h05 on Thursday, 24th January, 2013 members of the Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts, NSRI Yzerfontein and the SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) were activated following reports of a whale entangled in rope and seven floatation buoys South East of Dassen Island on the West Coast.
SAWDN COVERS THE ENTIRE SA COASTLINE.