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Whales of False Bay

  Whales of False Bay Several species of whale come into False Bay and can be seen in the vicinity of Simon’s Town. These include Bryde’s Whale, the Humpback Whale (which is the one that ‘sings’) and the Killer Whale, more commonly known as the Orca. By far the most common, however, is the Southern Right Whale. Southern Right Whales Scientific …

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Amazing coastline

  The Strand beachfront on a flat calm day. Large shoals of spawning fish were everywhere and there were also large patches of red tide about. Big shoals of fish just behind the backline! Theewaterskloof Dam looking fairly empty. The Yacht Club just left of centre. Pringle Bay with Cape Hangklip in the background and …

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False Bay

False Bay has one of the Cape Peninsula’s most tranquil and picturesque stretches of coastline. Known for its scenic beauty, it encompasses small seaside villages from Hangklip, near Pringle Bay, to Cape Point. Popular with surfers, swimmers, bodyboarders and anyone who enjoys peace and quiet and the fresh sea air, towns along the False Bay …

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Short-tail stingray

The short-tail stingray or smooth stingray (Dasyatis brevicaudata) is a common species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae. It occurs off southern Africa, typically offshore at a depth of 180–480 m (590–1,570 ft), and off southern Australia and New Zealand, from theintertidal zone to a depth of 156 m (512 ft). It is mostly bottom-dwelling in nature and can be found across a range of habitats fromestuaries to reefs, but also frequently swims into open water. The largest stingray in …

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Humpback Whale

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 unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. An acrobatic animal known for breaching and slapping …

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