First southern right whale! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog

Written by June 15 2021

First southern right whale! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog

Today has been a very special day at sea, as Kira spotted our first southern right whale for this year. Just off Danger Point we encountered a female and her tiny calf, that must have been born not too long ago. Besides the cow-calf pair was another adult southern right whale, how fantastic. After we left them behind, we made stop at Dyer Island and Geyser Rock and spotted later on a humpback dolphin closer to the shallower waters off the coast. On the second trip we were heading back to Danger Point in the hope to find some southern right whales again and weren’t disappointed to find a southern right whale traveling alongside a humpback whale, a first for us to encounter them so close together. While spending time alongside them we spotted two more southern right whales further off. As we were already on the way to Dyer Island, we saw a humpback whale breaching behind us and decided to turn around for a closer look and were lucky to see a double breach. On both trips we made a pass at the shark cage diving boats where we saw a Great white shark before heading back to Kleinbaai harbour.


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