Today we had glass calm sea and beautiful sightings. On both trips we were heading out to deeper waters where we have found a couple of humpback whales, on our first trip we had six different individuals. On the second tour we found some of them in a similar area where we left them this morning. On both trips we also passed the Cape Fur seal colony observing the young seal travelling alongside us up and down Shark Alley. At the end of today’s second tour we spotted two humpback dolphins before reaching Kleinbaai harbour.
What species did we see today?
Humpback Whale 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 African Penguin