Mammal Research Institute Whale Unit
The Mammal Research Institute Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria was established in 1985 by the late Prof. Peter B. Best. They research the ecology, population dynamics and behaviour of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Southern African waters, with the principal objective of providing information that will promote their conservation.
Their flagship project relates to the population monitoring of southern right whales which breed along the southern Cape coast.
You can join their whale community today and symbolically adopt a whale in support of the research and conservation of South Africa´s southern right whales!
Adopt a whale
Adoption packs will be sent electronically and include:
- An official adoption certificate
- Your adopted whale profile
- A complete southern right whale information sheet
- A high-quality photo of the year
- An annual newsletter with up-to-date information on South Africa´s southern right whales, with special mention of your whale
- Read More About the Adopt A Whale program on their website: www.adoptawhale.co.za
Hermanus Whale Festival has adopted Wendy The Whale.
The Scientific story of Wendy the Whale and her offspring
The REAL Story of Wendy The Whale
Wendy the whale is a tale about a whale who gets beached on the shore of Hermanus, a small fishing town in South Africa and all the townspeople come together to help release her back into the sea.
Every year she returns to dance through the waves with her children family- and now this is where fiction mingles with fact -Hermanus is the best place in the world to watch whales from the shore.
The story of Wendy the Whale is a story about man's ability to live in harmony with nature as well as people's ability to come together as communities valuing the environment.