We couldn’t have asked for more today, we had it all: plenty of Southern right whales, one of which was a rare brindle (white) coloured whale, a humpback whale that was breaching and tail slapping, a surprise encounter with a very big Bryde’s whale, a pair of bottlenose dolphins in the middle of the day, a Great white shark, Bronze whaler sharks, our endangered African penguins and the playful Cape fur seals. Each trip was a bit different, but all of them included many amazing sightings of different species from our extensive list today. Our photos tell the rest of the story:
Photos from today
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Humpback Whale Brydes Whale Southern Right Whale Bottlenose Dolphin
At present there are two recognized species of bottlenose dolphin, and in some cases, both species can be found in the same area. The two species are the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (T. aduncus). In addition, there is a great deal of variation in colouration, diet and behaviour. The difference between the common bottlenose and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin are subtle, but the common bottlenose dolphin generally larger and more robust with a slight darker colouration.
African Penguin Cape Cormorant Great white sharks Cape fur seal