An 11 metre hump back whale has been euthanized after it washed up on the Kabeljous Beach, near Jeffrey’s Bay, in the Eastern Cape. The reason for the stranding has not been established.
Japan began its first commercial whale hunts in more than three decades on Monday, brushing aside outrage over its resumption of a practice that conservationists say is cruel and outdated.
A Port Elizabeth Tour operator who escaped death after nearly being swallowed by a whale has made international headlines.
Nations on either side of the whale hunting debate are set for a standoff as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets Monday, with Japan hoping to overturn the 32-year-old ban on commercial whale hunting.
Volunteer rescuers of the National Sea Rescue Institute of Hermanus have assisted the Overberg municipality to tow a whale carcass to shore.