Although we have been delayed due to extremely low tide we couldn’t have asked for a better day at sea. The water had a beautiful turquoise colour and the sky was blue. After leaving the harbour in Kleinbaai we were heading straight to the shark cage diving boats where we got to see a few bronze whaler sharks. Thereafter we headed into deeper waters to look for marine life and found some Sooty shearwater and a Giant petrel. On the way back to the coast we passed the seal colony on Geyser Rock and made stop at Dyer Island to see the endangered african penguin. On our last stretch of the route we encountered an Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, always a treat to find them in our waters.
What species did we see today?
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.
African Penguin Bronze Whaler Shark Cape Cormorant Cape fur seal