A morning filled with sightings of 4 of our marine big 5!
The trip started off with a cruise along the coastline when we came across our endangered Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin, as always, excitement ensues when we see this beautiful creature as we don’t see it as often as we would like. We then made our way to the shallows where we spotted some beautiful Bronze Whaler Sharks around our cage diving vessel, Slashfin. After an excursion to the deeper waters in search of some whales, we headed to the Geyser Rock to visit our Cape Fur Seals who were playful and curious as we made our way along Shark Alley. Our final stop of the morning was to catch a glimpse of our endangered African Penguin on Dyer Island. We love being out on beautiful days like today, especially when we get to see our marine wildlife.
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark African Penguin Cape fur seal 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.