Daily Blog 05 June 2018

A beautiful day at sea...

Written by Will Gilmore, June 6 2018

Daily Blog 05 June 2018

Guide Summary and Photographs

An amazingly picturesque day on the water and we did not have to wait long for our first sighting of the trip. Just off Franskraal beach, two bottlenose dolphins seemed as though they were fishing. As we followed the dolphins it became apparent there was another dolphin fishing with them, but this time a different species. The extremely rare Indian ocean humpback dolphin. It is always fascinating to see the dolphins fishing, even more so when two species are cooperating to accomplish the same goal. We moved on from the dolphins and cruised through the shallows to see what else we could find. More bottlenose, these dolphins were a little more relaxed than the other we spotted earlier making for some great photographs. We continued the tour towards the cage diving site where we were fortunate to spot one of the oceans top predators, the great white shark. The shark was very energetic and tried launching itself at the bait line but was too slow thanks to the our ever vigil bait handlers. Our next sighting came a little bit later, a mola mola. The mola mola are seldom seen in our waters especially one of this size which we estimated to be just shy of two meters long. Due it immense size, the fish was quite comfortable in our presence allowing for a great sighting of an incredible creature. We then managed to tick off the next two of our sightings with ease. Firstly, a quick stop at our 60,000 strong cape fur seal colony on geyser rock, then in sponge bay at Dyer Island with our dwindling penguin population. An excellent day at sea and four of the marine big 5.
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