An amazing morning with an almost immediate spot of a Brydes Whale spout once we had left the harbour. After a few moments of trying to spot the animal, we were surprised by a visit from an adult African Penguin. When the Whale showed itself and excitement radiated around the boat. Although we had to wait a little while for this Brydes whale to show up, the wait was worth it and we got some good looks. Soon after, we headed along the coastline towards the shark cage diving vessels where we were able to find some beautiful Copper Sharks, very active around the cage. A few moments later, we left the cage diving site and a pod of 4 amazing Humpback Dolphins appeared and they were a delight as always to watch. Dyer Island was packed with Cormorants today, which made it a little tricky to spot some Penguins and Geyser Rock was a hive of Cape Fur Seal activity as we made our way into Shark Alley. A very exciting day and some great views of out Marine Big 5 animals!
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin
Humpback dolphins are an endangered species, with small populations living very close to shore, typically in water less than 25m deep and an average home range of 120km. Their proximity to land makes these animals particularly vulnerable to human influence.
Brydes Whale African Penguin Cape fur seal