June 26: Last week the team at BCSS encountered a humpback whale in the waters northeast of our home on Benguerra Island. The whale displayed spectacular behaviour, breaching multiple times while heading north.
The sighting represents the start of humpback whale season in Mozambique, which typically begins in July and ends in October.
The whales use the Bazaruto Archipelago for breeding activities, and last year we saw record numbers of humpback whales and calves rolling, milling and breeching just off the island, in the calm protected waters of the national marine park.
Helen Walne gets up close & personal with the Benguerra seascape in our first Island ResidencyRead more
Celebrating the exciting animal families commonly encountered in the Bazaruto ArchipelagoRead more
A September soundtrack to nourish underwater appreciation, all year long.Read more
The Indian Ocean becomes the starRead more
This month's 'best captures' of the wildlife surrounding the sanctuaryRead more
So far, it has been an incredible whale seasonRead more