A Whale Of A Time, 10 October 2018

Written by Judith Scott, October 11 2018

A Whale Of A Time, 10 October 2018

Guide Summary.

We had two beautifully calm trips out today with the many southern right whales in our bay. On both tours we spent time with mother and calf pairs as they rolled around and bonded together. As the calves grow, they get more and more confident as they learn all the behaviours of a southern right whale. We also had a slightly more unusual sight, a juvenile southern right whale in the bay too. This young whale looks to only be 2-3 years old and maybe wonders why it migrated 2000 kilometres or so to get here when there is no food for it to eat! However, it didn’t seem too upset and on the second tour this whale was ‘sailing’ an awesome behaviour when a whale lifts its tail right out of the water and just holds it there. On both tours we got very brief glimpses at bronze whaler sharks, and good looks at our African penguins, which were easier to see on the island than on many tours. As ever the cape fur seals on geyser rock were the other highlight of our trips.

Daily Snaps.

A juvenile southern right whale sailing

Cape fur seals

A mother whale with her calf splashing around

Southern right whale

Mother whale with her calf pec-slapping

Sailing southern right whale

The head of a southern right whale showing the callosities

The head of a southern right whale calf

A southern right whale calf eye

Cape fur seals

Cape fur seals

African penguins on Dyer Island

An African penguin on Dyer Island

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Judith Scott Guide

Judith has joined Dyer Island Cruises as a guide for the last couple of whale seasons. Having worked with whales across the world, she has an incredible breadth of knowledge to share with our guests.

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