With 15 Days left until Christmas, we were looking forward to seeing what gifts the ocean would offer us on our trip today. We were fortunate to have been rewarded with some amazing sightings!
Our trip started off with a coastal cruise and a stop to have a look at our natural estuary. We we lucky to have spotted our endangered Humpback Dolphin taking advantage of the surf which made a lovely start to our adventure. We moved our sightseeing to our sister company, Marine Dynamics which provided us with our second sighting of the day; the Bronze Whaler Shark. This schooling species of shark is beautiful to watch. After this, we took off to the open ocean to see if we could spot some telltale signs of whales being around. With no luck, we headed off to the island system; Dyer Island and Geyser Rock! We stopped off at both to have a look at the Cape Fur Seals and our African Penguin. With smooth conditions, the trip back to the harbour was beautiful and enjoyable.
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark African Penguin Cape fur seal 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.