Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 23 June 2023:
Incredible day out at sea: we managed to get all 5 out of 5 Marine Big 5 throughout the day. On the first trip, we were very lucky to spot some Bronze whaler sharks by Slashfin and then moved further out into Pearly Beach in search of the whales and luckily we were successful finding a Southern Right whale and even a Bottlenose dolphin. On the way back we visited the island system to enjoy some Cape Fur seals and African penguins. On our second trip, we had quite similar sightings, but instead of a Southern Right whale, we got a very playful couple of Humpback whales!
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Humpback Whale Southern Right Whale Bottlenose Dolphin
At present there are two recognized species of bottlenose dolphin, and in some cases, both species can be found in the same area. The two species are the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (T. aduncus). In addition, there is a great deal of variation in colouration, diet and behaviour. The difference between the common bottlenose and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin are subtle, but the common bottlenose dolphin generally larger and more robust with a slight darker colouration.