A beautiful day out at sea, 17 October 2019

Written by October 17 2019

A beautiful day out at sea, 17 October 2019

Our trip this morning started out with a beautiful encounter with Bronze Whaler sharks at our sister company after which we headed off to see if we could find some whales. Not long after, we spotted our first Southern Right whales; a mom and juvenile pair and then another pair was spotted. This time we had a pair that were quite unique to watch, the mom being brindle in colouration is a rare occurrence due to brindle whales only making up 4% of the population with most of them being born male. After spending time with these phenomenal animals, we headed off to shark alley where we enjoyed the acrobatics of the Cape Fur seal colony that were visited by an African Penguin guest. The Bronze whaler sharks and Southern Right whales were out and about today, having been seen on all our trips while a Great White shark made an exciting appearance, lurking under the water on our last trip of the day.

Photos from today

The head of the brindle adult Southern right whale

Southern right whale off Pearly Beach

Adult and juvenile Southern right whales

The brindle adult and dark coloured Southern right whales

Cape fur seals on Geyser rock

A big male Cape fur seal among the smaller females

A Bronze whaler shark with Slashfin

A Bronze whaler shark with Slashfin

Bronze whaler shark passing close by the shark cage divers

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