Marine Big 5 moments, 18 September 2019

Written by September 18 2019

Marine Big 5 moments, 18 September 2019

We’ve seen all members of the Marine Big 5 today. The least sighted of them, the Indian Ocean humpback dolphins decided to make an appearance on two of our trips. It was a group of about 5 or 6 individual, including two calves. It was really nice to see them playing around in the surf and sometimes coming up with their faces out of the water so that we could see them well. We also enjoyed the company of Southern right whales on all trips today, and we had a bonus encounter with a humpback whale on our first trip out this morning. The final Marine Big 5 members; Cape fur seals, African penguins and sharks, were seen on all our tours. On our second trip we had an exceptional sighting of a fairly large great white shark. Finally, to add to our sightings list, we also had some really nice diverse bird sighting today.

Photos from today

Indian Ocean humpback dolphin surfacing

Indian Ocean humpback dolphin

Indian Ocean humpback dolphins

Humpback whale

Southern right whale adult head and juvenile dorsal with a white blaze

Adult and juvenile Southern right whales

Juvenile Southern right whale tail

Very playful whale

Shy albatross

Cape cormorant

Cape fur seals

Black African oystercatcher and cape fur seal

African penguins on Dyer Island

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