Birds and whales! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog

Written by February 6 2021

Birds and whales! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog

The ocean has been full of life today and we had no wind and lot of sunshine at sea! After leaving Kleinbaai harbour we set course towards Danger Point, where we spotted a lot of different seabirds, Cape gannet, African penguin, Sooty shearwater, Arctic skua, Cape cormorants and terns diving into the sea and feeding on some smaller bait fish. Out in deeper waters in the Pearly Beach area we manged to find a Bryde’s whale of which we could get some great looks. After having watched the whale surfacing a few times we continued to Geyser Rock, as we wanted to see more Cape Fur seals and also made a stop at Dyer Island for some more seabirds. Closer to the island we encountered another pelagic bird species we are lucky to sometimes find out at sea, some Giant Petrels. Having had a closer look, we saw it has been a Northern and a Southern Giant petrel feasting on a dead seal, they are well known to be the scavengers of the ocean. What a great trip with so many different species of birds and a whale!



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