28 March 2016

Today we had a shark sighting to remember...

Written by Jax, March 28 2016

28 March 2016

Guide Summary and Photographs

Today we had a shark sighting to remember. The weather has not been very pleasant here of late due to a frontal system moving over the county. As a result of this, we set off on a relatively choppy sea this afternoon. One can definitely feel that winter is on its way, particularly on the boats where the icy chill of the wind cannot be ignored.

Just before we arrived at our sister company’s boat; Slashfin, we managed to spot a beautiful great white shark in the water. We were incredibly fortunate to have a very active shark at the boat today, this majestic creature almost seemed to relish the attention as it chased after the bait, exposing its entire body at times. We watched this shark for a good 10 minutes before proceeding to the island.

Although we did not get to see any penguins today, the seals were incredibly entertaining and we thoroughly enjoyed watching them goof around. After having been at the island for a couple of minutes, we spotted the Elephant Seal. This animal has been in the area for a couple of weeks and it is always exciting to see her. Her coat is now a dull brown colour which makes her hard to spot amongst the other seals and the rocks. Today, she lifted her tail for us in a graceful yet playful manner which was absolutely delightful.

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