Penguin release with a splash of sharks – Eco tour 28 January 2020

Happy Penguins

Written by Dickie Chivell, January 31 2020

Penguin release with a splash of sharks – Eco tour 28 January 2020

We started our adventure by cruising through the shallows next to the beach, hugging the coast until we reached our sister company and stopped to check out some nice shark action. We made a quick stop by our MD dive team as they were placing some acoustic receivers in strategic positions around our coastline. We tag selected great white sharks with acoustic tags that let out a ping of sound every few seconds and if these or any other acoustically tagged animals swim past the receivers within a half kilometre radius it logs the date and time. This data gets used in a number of our conservation and research initiatives. We then proceeded to release some happy full belly penguins back into the wild after being rehabilitated at APSS our African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. And as always some very curious cape fur seals did some people watching while we made our way up and down the world famous Shark Alley at our island systems. Thanks for joining guys and for those just reading up on the blog, hope to see you soon! 🙂


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While Dickie is world-famous for his numerous appearances on Shark Week, he's better known locally as one of Dyer Island Cruises most knowledgeable skippers.

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