Brydes Whale

Mysterious and often solitary, Bryde's whales frequent the Dyer Island area throughout the year, with most sightings occuring during the summer months.

Written by edna, July 31 2012

Brydes Whale

Mysterious and often solitary, Bryde's whales frequent the Dyer Island area throughout the year, with most sightings occuring during the summer months.

Conservation information

Conservation status: Data Deficient

The brydes whale is a deep diving animal, typically enjoying a diet of pilchard, mackerel, shrimp, crabs, and in some cases even octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. Not enough data has yet been collected to determine whether or not the species is threatened with extinction.

Photographer advice

These deep diving animals are hard to spot and difficult to interact with, usually only surfacing 3 times before diving for upwards of 20 minutes.  Their movements are also often unpredictable, so quick reaction times are a must!

Frequently Asked Questions

Whale Spotter Vumanie (Kira) Matiwane gives us an insight into the brydes whale.

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Fun Fact: Brydes whale's are rarely seen in groups, preferring to roam the ocean depths on their own.

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