With overcast conditions on today’s Marine Big 5 tour, we set out on another adventure!
Before reaching Uilenkraalsmond we stopped for a sunfish, that was basking just below the surface and a bit further down the coastline we spotted some endangered humpback dolphins. The dolphins were in quite shallow water that was no deeper than 5 meters and plying in the surf. After a stop at the shark cage diving boat and some bronze whaler shark sightings, we were slowly cruising to Dyer Island to see the endangered African Penguins. At our stop in Shark Alley, we were watching the Cape Fur seals for a while before we continued our tour past the island and into deeper waters.
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What species did we see today?
African Penguin 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 Bronze Whaler Shark Cape Cormorant