Today we had another stunning day at sea with all the Marine Big 5 and fantastic weather. Shortly after our tour started, we encountered southern right whales and penguins in shallow water close to Uilenkraalsmond. After we spent some time observing these gentle giants, we continued to the shark cage diving boats to see bronze whaler sharks. In Pearly Beach we encountered a few more southern right whale females and their calves and one female was especially relaxed spy hopping a few times. Arrived in Shark Alley we passed Geyser Rock a few times to get a closer look at the Cape fur seals. And as we were about to leave Dyer Island to head back, we encountered a humpback dolphin along the reef.
What species did we see today?
Southern Right Whale Bronze Whaler Shark African Penguin Cape fur seal 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.