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?
African Penguin Cape fur seal Bronze Whaler Shark 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.