It has been an overcast day with a slight drizzle inbetweener but we had some great encounters onboard Whale Whisperer. After launching from Kleinbaai we were heading straight to Danger Point where we spotted a bunch of seabirds, including two African penguins. From there we were heading towards Dyer Island and Geyser Rock to see some Cape Fur seals. Most of the Cape Fur seals were lazy and laying on Geyser Rock and while cruising through the channel called Shark Alley we even saw a penguin. At Dyer Island itself we saw more of the endangered species as well as plenty of Cape cormorant. Back closer to the coast line and around the shark cage diving boats we were super lucky and got to see a Great white shark. After seeing this beautiful apex predator we encountered some Humpback dolphins further down the coast and spend some time with them before heading back into the harbour.
What species did we see today?
African Penguin Cape Cormorant Great white sharks Cape Gannet 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.
Cape fur seal