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Marine Life

LICENSES 
Fishing, spearfishing, boating and crayfish licenses (amongst others) are available from any Post Office in South Africa.

CLOSED SEASONS 
Elf/Shad: 1 September -30 November

Every year southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching South Africa in June.

Baby Southern Right whale

Male bottlenose dolphins live an average of between 40 and 45 years, while females can live over 50 years. Females reproduce every 3 to 6 years after they reach sexual maturity between the ages of 5 and 10.

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

 Every year in winter, vast shoals of sardines that have spawned in the waters of Antarctica travel the cold-water currents south of the East Coast of South Africa.

Sardine Run - Alexander Safanov