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 Post subject: WCNP - Whale
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Recently sighted on 16 mile beach in WCNP. Not a pretty sight seeing a dead one I know.
Cause of death?... well most agree from the evidence that it swam into a ships propeller.
It looks like a Humpback.

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP - Whale
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Shame poor thing :(


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Sad to see a whale out of the water. :(

Just as sad is the fact that it wasn't fed on by sharks...it shows the lack of apex predators in our ocean! :cry: :cry:


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Thanks Tony T :thumbs_up:

What next ? Will it be left to decompose naturally or (in view of pending holiday season) be removed.

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Just as sad is the fact that it wasn't fed on by sharks..

Theuns -- I know very little about sharks, but you do realize that the water there is all of 12 or 14 degrees :shock: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: WCNP - Whale
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@P@m - from what I understand there is not much left of it, only pinkish bones. Natural decomposition I guess and maybe scavanging, I don't know. I'll ask Sanparks when get a chance.

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP - Whale
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Theuns -- I know very little about sharks, but you do realize that the water there is all of 12 or 14 degrees :shock: :lol:

P@M, yes that is a bit cold for sure, but maybe a Great White won't mind that much! :D :D :wink:


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Thanks TonyT :thumbs_up:

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but maybe a Great White won't mind that much!


:lol: @ TheunsH -- Nah -- the great whites are all hanging out with the surfers off Muizenberg or the swimmers off Fishhoek -- on the "warm" False Bay coast :lol:


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And the seals that are easy meals.

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