Dolphins, seals, penguins and sharks! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog 27 December

Written by December 27 2021

Dolphins, seals, penguins and sharks! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog 27 December

It has been another overcast day, but we had some really good sightings. Today’s tour started off with some sharks at the shark cage diving boat, we had some fantastic looks one even coming closer to our vessel. Shortly after we spotted two bottlenose dolphins in the shallow waters close to a reef. They were quite curious about our vessel and approached us several times before heading off and we also continued our journey through deeper waters to Dyer Island. And after a visit to the Cape fur seals, we were heading towards Danger Point before returning to Kleinbaai. What a great time at sea!


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What species did we see today?

  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin

    At present there are two recognized species of bottlenose dolphin, and in some cases, both species can be found in the same area. The two species are the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (T. aduncus). In addition, there is a great deal of variation in colouration, diet and behaviour. The difference between the common bottlenose and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin are subtle, but the common bottlenose dolphin generally larger and more robust with a slight darker colouration.

    Bottlenose Dolphin

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