Date(s) - 07/11/2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Last year we were concerned about how few whales there seemed to be along our coast. But what about this year?
In her talk, Dr Els Vermeulen will focus on the southern right whale, giving a local as well as a global perspective on the species. She will address issues such as historical whaling, the current state of whaling activities in the world, the pro’s and con’s of whale watching, the latest research results from our aerial surveys, an interpretation of these results (including the decline in sightings especially last year) and a comparison with similar research conducted in the other breeding grounds of the species (Argentina, Brazil and Australia) to again put it all in a global perspective.