Southern Right Whale
Natures course reversal from being ‘right’ whale for hunting, now the “darling” to be swimming with
Southern Right Whale
Southern Right Whale Protective Destination
We have some incredible expeditions on the calendar. These are ‘Protective Destinations’ and highlight the animal. These animals are rare and could potentially suffer from “ego tourism”. Our southern right whale trip, selected to be one of our protective destinations, accommodates just 3 people and takes place only once a year. These logistics are designed to leave as little a footprint as possible and giving you an exclusive experience. We are keeping the location undisclosed until registration. If you would like information on our southern right whale protective destination please contact Amos using the button below.
August 10 – 19, 2018
August 24 – September 1, 2019
Swim with these ocean giants
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES
Right whales are so named because whalers considered them the ‘right whale’ to catch, being easy to approach, swimming slowly, living close to shore and floating when dead to make access to their valuable oil, meat and whalebone simpler. As a result between 1805 and 1844 alone, about 45,000 right whales were killed and they came very close to extinction. Although protected since 1937, only the southern right whale is showing signs of recovery.
Although slow swimmers southern right whales are highly acrobatic. They may ‘head-stand’ by tipping themselves upside-down vertically and waving their flukes in the air. They also wave their flippers and slap them on the surface of the water and breach – up to 10 times in a row.
Southern right whales have many outstanding characteristics – the most notable perhaps being that they have the largest testes in the animal kingdom – with each pair weighing a ton. They also have a large head, which is about a quarter of their body length with a strongly arched mouth. Inside this mouth are long, narrow baleen plates on either side of the upper jaw. There are some 220-270 plates. Each one is up to 3m long, has fringed bristles and is dark grey or brown.
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Please join us on our Southern Right Whale Adventure Travel Expedition. We offer over 40 years experience, 100% sighting and immaculate safety record. Always the smallest of groups for best animal encounters.
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