We had 3 lovely trips out at sea today, with fantastic sightings of our marine animals. All our trips were fortunate to see a Southern Right Whale mom and her calf rolling around in the waves quite close to the shore. The Bronze whaler sharks were very active around the shark cage diving vessels and we were able to catch a glimpse of their beautiful bronze colouration. The sensational Cape Fur seals were heating up on the island and a lot of them were cooling off in the water, looking curiously at the boat full of guests. We even had some thrilling visits from our Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins, which gave us some great displays after a few days of not being around. What a great way to start off the week!
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark 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.
Southern Right Whale Cape fur seal