Ocean Adventures, 08 October 2019

Written by October 8 2019

Ocean Adventures, 08 October 2019

This morning we set out in excitement, ready for some ocean adventures in the Dyer Island ecosystem. The sightings were plentiful today, with Southern right whales, Bronze whaler sharks, Cape fur seals and African penguins seen on all trips. The water was clear and we had some rolling swell out there, which allowed us to see the animals very well through the water. These are also nice conditions for seeing the Southern right whales that like to roll around in these kind of swells. At times we could see their tails both through and above the water. The Cape fur seals swimming in shark alley were also enjoying the ocean playground, with several individuals leaping alongside our boat. Although we didn’t spot any penguins in the water today, we did see some on Dyer Island as we paid a visit to Sponge Bay. Finally, the Bronze whaler sharks gave us some really great views today, and at one point we counted at least 5 individuals together with our sister company’s boat Slashfin.

Photos from today

Southern right whale

Adult and juvenile Southern right whales

An encounter with a Southern right whale

Southern right whale at the surface

Southern right whale head covered in callosities

Watching a Southern right whale at the surface

Cape fur seals on Geyser rock

There are many huge males currently in the colony

An African penguin on Dyer Island

Kelp gull

A Bronze whaler shark with Slashfin

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