Great start to the week as we encountered a pod of Humpback dolphins frolicking in the shallows. After a month’s absence, we welcomed back a well-known individual “Fingers”. A wonderful sight was a thousand Cape Cormorants on fish patrol, which for today proved to be the only type of traffic we get while out at sea, flocks of birds! The rest of the trip was smooth sailing as we paused to view Bronze Whaler sharks around sister company, Marine Dynamics’ vessel Slashfin, Cape Fur seals on Geyser Rock and endangered African penguins on Dyer Island. Kelp tasting was a hit with clients onboard. I will elaborate more about kelp tasting in tomorrow’s blog.
We hope you are already planning to book your seat to experience the Marine Big 5 magic!
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.
African Penguin Cape fur seal