Southern right whale survey 2019 low numbers, concerning?

Media reports have indicated that the Cape Town whales have gone, and sighted clickbait sensationalist reasons. Should we be concerned? I spoke to Dr Els Vermeulen (research manager at the whale unit) to clarify what their research indicates. Southern right whales are one of the favourite visitors along the Cape coast of South Africa. The name of the southern right whale is derived from the fact that they were the right whale to hunt in the whaling days.