We had a great day out at sea today. Our first marine animal sighting was of our beautiful Bronze Whaler Shark near the shark cage diving vessels. We carried on our trip with looks at our busy Cape Fur Seal colony, it’s pupping season so we’re seeing a lot of little babies out and about. We stopped over at our African Penguin colony on Dyer Island and got a glimpse of our endangered African Penguin. Our last trip of the day even got to see the endangered Humpback Dolphins along the coastline!
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Cape fur seal Cape Cormorant African Penguin 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.