Guide Summary and Photographs
On our two trips today we enjoyed the company of a Southern Right whale Mum and calf on both tours. The whales were close to our harbour and gave us some very nice looks. Both of the mothers we saw today still appeared to be in good condition. Some of the whale Mums are beginning to look thin, but this is usual at this time of year. Soon they will be returning to their feeding grounds, but we are enjoying their company in the meantime. The calves are looking big and strong, which is very good for our whales.
On the first tour we also got to see a bronze whaler shark by Slashfin and were very lucky with a sighting of a small group of our very rare Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins. They were in very shallow water close to shore.
Our always impressive Cape Fur Seal colony on Geyser Rock was in full voice today, with many seals communicating with each other as the big males continue to look out for their harem of females and more and more new born pups are seen on the rock.
On both our tours we also got to see some moulting African Penguins on Dyer Island. This is a vulnerable time for them as they change their feathers, getting a whole new set of beautiful black and white feathers, ready for the coming year.
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