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2023 01 17 Melkbosstrand Pygmy Sperm Whale
WHALE RESCUE  | Published: 18 January 2024

Melkbosstrand Beached Pygmy Sperm Whales

City of Cape Town (COCT) Marine Animal Stranding Network were alerted to reports of Pygmy Sperm whales beached at Melkbosstrand. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 22 September 2023

Juvenile whale assisted in a disentanglement operation

At 11h12, Thursday, 21 September, NSRI Gqeberha Station 6, including 3 NSRI Gqeberha crew trained in SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) whale disentanglement techniques and methods, launched 2 NSRI rescue craft from the NSRI rescue station at the Port of ...

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WHALE RESCUE  | Published: 4 February 2022

2 whales assisted in 2 disentanglement operations in the West Coast

NSRI Yzerfontein launched the sea rescue craft Rescue 34, accompanied by SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers, following eye-witness reports of a whale entangled in fishing rope lines in the vicinity South of Dassen Island on the West Coast. ...

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WHALE RESCUE  | Published: 16 December 2021

Whales assisted in a disentanglement operation:

At 07h15, Tuesday, 14 December, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following reports of a whale entangled in fishing rope that appeared to be anchored to the sea bed off-shore South West of Dassen Island. ...

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WHALE RESCUE  | Published: 10 December 2021

Whale Carcass removed from the shoreline

In an operation accompanied by the Police Dive Unit, NSRI Table Bay and Police divers assisted the City of Cape Town (CoCT) Marine Animal Stranding Network to remove a 9 meter Humpback whale carcass from where the carcass had beached ...

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WHALE RESCUE  | Published: 6 October 2021

A young Humpback whale assisted in a disentanglement operation in Plettenberg Bay

At 09h17, Wednesday, 6 October, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following reports of a whale entangled in fishing rope off-shore of The Waves, Plettenberg Bay. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 28 September 2021

Juvenile humpback whale freed from fishing rope

When reports of a juvenile humpback whale caught in a fishing rope inside of the Port of Gqeberha were received by the South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN), a group of volunteers immediately sprang into action. ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 12 August 2021

SAWDN - Gqeberha: Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation

At 09h29, Tuesday, 10 August, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from NSRI Gqeberha sea rescue base aboard two NSRI Gqeberha sea rescue craft, JLT Rescuer and Spirit of Surfski 4, following eye-witness reports of a whale entangled in ...

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TRAINING  | Published: 23 July 2021

Whale disentanglement training

One of the key pillars of the NSRI is care of the environment, and this includes our ocean’s animal and bird life. Our crews are actively involved in whale disentanglements, but these intricate – and often high-risk – operations require ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 11 July 2021

Port Alfred – Whale close to shore investigated

Gerrit Cloete, NSRI Port Alfred duty coxswain, said:At 11h57, Saturday, 10 July, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated to investigate reports of a whale close to shore in the vicinity of East Beach, Port Alfred.Since Tuesday, 6 July, NSRI ...

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