Sun and Beautiful Sightings, 18 October 2019

Written by October 18 2019

Sun and Beautiful Sightings, 18 October 2019

This morning started off beautifully with the sun shining brightly and our crew ready to set sail. Not long after we left the harbour, we got our first sightings of the endangered Humpback Dolphin, which is always a great excitement for everyone. We then headed to the shallows to see if we could catch a glimpse of a shark and were lucky enough to be able to see the beautifully coloured Bronze Whaler Sharks around the cage diving boats. While we headed out to Pearly beach, we encountered a juvenile African penguin and a Giant Petrel flying overhead after which we came across our gentle giants, the Southern Right Whales. One of the mother and calf pairs is quite unique as the mother has a brindle colouration which occurs in 4% of the population and are generally born male. Our seal population was entertaining as always and showed off around the boat with their diving and acrobatics in and out the water. The afternoon trips were just as fortunate to see 4 of out marine big 5 including a sighting of a Great White shark on our second trip.

Photos from today

Indian Ocean humpback dolphins

Indian Ocean humpback dolphin

African penguins in the water

The head of a curious juvenile Southern right whale

A rare brindle female Southern right whale

A brindle mother with her juvenile

Humpback whale close to Dyer Island

Humpback whale

Indian Ocean humpback dolphins ion the second trip

Southern right whales rolling in the swell

A juvenile Southern right whale close to the beach

The huge head of an adult Southern right whale

Cape fur seals playing in shark alley

Cape fur seals on Geyser rock

Cape cormorants

Shark cage diving with Bronze whaler sharks

Bronze whaler shark

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