We started the New Year off with some amazing sightings of the Humpback Dolphin close to shore, it has been great to see them back in our bay these past few days. Our Bronze Whaler Shark was graceful as always and beautiful to watch in front of the cage diving vessels. On Geyser Rock, our Cape Fur Seals were as entertaining as ever especially with the new seal pups taking their first swims in Shark Alley while our African Penguin enjoyed the sun on Dyer Island in between a flock of Cormorants. We are excited to be out at sea this new year and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds for our Marine Big 5 species.
The Bronze Whaler Shark
What species did we see today?
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.
Bronze Whaler Shark African Penguin Cape fur seal