Whale makes unprecedented 10 000km journey from SA to Argentina

A Southern right whale that was tagged along with her calf off South Africa’s coast nearly seven months ago has made an “unprecedented” 10 000km migration to Argentina, probably in search of sufficient food.

She was one of four adult female southern right whales fitted with satellite tags in Walker Bay in October last year. Since then she has crossed the South Atlantic and is now on the Patagonian Shelf, puzzling marine scientists.

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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