marine life of Namibia
Introduction: Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) is not a deep diving whale, normally spending only 3 minutes under water. It is usually seen singly or in small groups of 2 or 3 individuals. Larger groups of between 6 to 8 form when feeding. This is an inquisitive animal, and will often approach boats. So look out for them on boat cruises from either Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Sandwich Harbour.
Distribution: Seen off the coast of Namibia and inshore in early winter, when shoals of small fish head to warmer waters and are greater in numbers than other times of the year.
Diet: Krill, squid and fish, including sardines and anchovies.
Colouring: Bluish-grey body, with a lighter belly.
Breeding: Females of about 10 years and over, give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of 12 months. Calves are suckled for almost a year with a calving interval of about 2 years.
Size: Length 13m. Weight 13t. Females are slightly larger than males. Calves are around 4m long
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Luxury accommodation with a personal touch.
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Probably better suited to the business than the leisure end of the market
A well established owner managed guesthouse where emphasis is placed on environmental issues
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A seven bed-room guest house offering personal attention
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Centrally located self catering apartments offering a good selection of units (choose from studio, one, two or three bedroom units)
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