Daily Trip Update, 29 August 2019

Written by August 29 2019

Daily Trip Update, 29 August 2019

Today’s tours started with a scenic boat trip from Gansbaai, around danger point and into the Dyer Island ecosystem. Every tour is different, but each one always includes a variety of different types of wildlife. By passing through the world famous shark alley we could encounter a colony of about 60,000 Cape fur seals on Geyser rock, which is on one side of shark alley. On the other side is Dyer Island, which is home to about 27 bird species. We approached Dyer Island so we could spot some endangered African penguins that nest on the island. Throughout our tours we also came across some other endangered bird species, including bank cormorants on Geyser rock and albatross that are classified as near threatened. It is always a privilege to be able to see such species, and an important reminded that they need our protection. To end our tours we also paid a visit to an area that we call the shallows, where we are often lucky to see sharks. We had some great sightings of bronze whaler sharks, which also go by the name copper shark and narrow tooth shark.

Daily Snaps

A kelp gull and a bank cormorant

Bronze whaler shark

Bronze whaler shark with Slashfin

African penguins on Dyer Island

A big male Cape fur seal in the middle of smaller adults

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