Double Dolphin Sighting and 4 of the Marine Big 5, January 6th 2020

Written by Dickie Chivell, January 6 2020

Double Dolphin Sighting and 4 of the Marine Big 5, January 6th 2020

Double Dolphin Sighting and 4 of the Marine Big 5, January 6th 2020

We started the day off with a great trip seeing dolphins, sharks, penguins and seals – four of the Marine Big 5.
We are really excited for what’s to come this week, as the water is quite warm at the moment, fluctuating between  18 – 20 degrees Celcius, which always brings some changes in the ecosystem (And also makes for happy shark cage divers we visited on our trip today).
The seal puppies are learning how to swim, attracting new predators to the area. We also got to see lots of jelly fish coming in with the warm current. We often see the largest bone fish in the world, the ocean sunfish, in these sea conditions, so fingers crossed we get to see one in the next days.
All in all,  a great trip out at sea, experiencing the diversity of marine life the Dyer Island eco system has to offer!
Thanks for joining us.

The first time we came across our African Penguins….

Bottlenose Dolphins!


Our Cape Fur seals on Geyser Rock


Giant Petrel about to take off!


The smallest of our Marine Big 5, the African Penguin relaxing on Dyer Island


The second Dolphin species we came across on our trip – Humpback dolphins

Our beautiful Bronze Whalers

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Dickie Chivell Skipper

While Dickie is world-famous for his numerous appearances on Shark Week, he's better known locally as one of Dyer Island Cruises most knowledgeable skippers.

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