Marine Big 5 Daily Blog 09 November

Written by November 9 2023

Marine Big 5 Daily Blog 09 November

Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.

Trip Summary 09 November 2023:

Leaving Kleinbaai Harbour behind us we headed toward more coastal areas for some Southern Right whale sightings. Several pairs made an appearance around the boat throughout the day. After some amazing views of these beautiful animals, most of our trips were able to stop by the Shark cage diving vessels. Numerous Bronze Whaler sharks circled the boat and cage. Shortly after we made our way to the Island system where Cape fur seals were already waiting for us on Geyser Rock. Heading around the corner we were able to spot some endangered African Penguins before heading back to Kleinbaai Harbour.

Trip 1

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, african penguin gazing on rocks

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, Bronze whaler shark cage diving

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal swimming

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale calf spy hopping

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale head above water

 

Trip 2

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale breaching

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, Bronze whaler shark

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, Dyer Island

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal colony

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal in water

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale brindle

 

Trip 3

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale head

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, happy family

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale from behind

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, Bronze whaler shark at bait line

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal in water

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal looking at camera

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, african penguin colony, Dyer Island

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, group photo

 

Trip 4

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, bottlenose dolphin

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, Bronze whaler shark and kelp gull

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal colony

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal and ship wreck

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, african penguin

 

Trip 5

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape cormorant

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale brindle

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, southern right whale head

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, african penguin in water

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal

whale watching, gansbaai, south africa, cape fur seal

 

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What species did we see today?

  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    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.

    Bottlenose Dolphin

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