Please keep a lookout and let us know if you spot this whale..
Message from Mike Meyer, South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN): “At 17h50 yesterday, a gentleman, while climbing up the cliff from Rooikrantze ledge after fishing off Cape Point, noticed an entangled whale surface close by to the shelf. The species is thought to be a young humpback whale entangled in a rock lobster line and buoy’s. An orange RL buoy and possibly a white current or rock lobster buoy was present at the RHS of the head with rope entangled around the head. The whale only surfaced once and details are sketchy. The whale was moving towards the Cape Point and was not seen again.
Any sighting can be referred to Mike Meyer at DEA 082 578 7617 or to the NSRI Craig Lambinon at 082 380 3800 or any local NSRI station. Where possible, vessels should obtain a position and direction of travel. It would be ideal if vessels could standby the whale until a rescue vessel can be dispatched.to take over the sighting.”