Scientists have shipped out to research and collect data on humpback whales off the west coast of South Africa. Research will include sampling the environment and tagging whales to better understand their behaviour. Small cameras will also be attached to some whales.
The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board rescued a humpback whale caught in the shark nets behind the back line, while the world's pro surfers took part in the Billabong Pro in Ballito, on the North Coast. The whale had a skin infection, but it swam off once disentangled.