A beautiful day to be out at sea! After a few days of not being able to be on the ocean, we were glad to be out once again. We were fortunate to have encountered 4 of our marine big 5 animals today including our endangered Humpback Dolphin on the first trip. We were fortunate enough to have caught sightings of two groups near the shoreline including one with a few young dolphins too! Our Bronze Whaler Sharks were active around the shark cage diving vessels, while the Cape Fur Seals also took to the water, taking advantage of the beautiful weather. We spotted a few African Penguins scattered between some Cape Cormorants on Dyer Island, basking in the sunshine. We all had a great day of sightings and of course the sunshine is always a welcome addition to the day.
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark 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.
African Penguin Cape fur seal