Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 16 May 2022:
After a few days of not being able to go out to sea, we set off from Gansbaai Harbour this morning with some beautiful weather. Just outside of the harbour we encountered a large flock of about 15000 Cape Cormorants, a great start to our journey. The scenic tour around Danger point led us into deeper waters where we spotted a number of different pelagic bird species such as Sooty Shearwater, White Chinned Petrel, some Common Terns floating on some kelp and even an Albatross! The clear waters of Shark Alley looked so inviting as the Cape Fur Seals bobbed on the surface while the African Penguins on Dyer Island were basking in the sun. Headed towards the harbour we were delighted to come across several Indian Ocean humpback dolphins including some young ones.
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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 Cape fur seal