02 January 2014

We had a beautiful day to start off 2014 with the various Wildlife in the area...

Written by Marine Volunteer, January 4 2014

02 January 2014

Guide Summary and Photographs

We had a beautiful day to start off 2014 with the various Wildlife in the area! We visited our colony of Cape Fur seals at Geyser Rock and watched all the new fluffy seal pups barking for their mothers.  Across Shark Alley we managed to spot our colony of African penguins on Dyer Island amongst the massive flocks of different seabird species living on the island. We stopped off at our sister company, Marine Dynamics, to get a look at the Great White shark and were fortunate enough to have a large flock of Cape cormorants fly alongside the boat throughout the trip.  Unfortunately it would appear that our last Southern Right whale mother, and two calves, have left the area and begun their migration to the sub-Antarctic region for feeding, as we had no sightings today;  hopefully they make it there safe and sound! Their departure brings this year’s whale season to an end, but it has definitely been an incredible season with some truly amazing sights, and we can’t wait for next year’s to start! Now into the Ecotrip season, with the occasional and extremely fortunate Bryde’s whale sightings… – Yvonne Nuessing (Marine Volunteer)

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