Daily Trip 05 July 2018

We launched out of Kleinbaai harbour this morning eager to find some whales...

Written by Intern MDA, July 5 2018

Daily Trip 05 July 2018

Guide Summary and Photographs

We launched out of Kleinbaai harbour this morning eager to find some whales. As we were searching for spouts, we spotted one Albatross, then two, then three and suddenly we were surrounded! They were gliding alongside our vessel putting on a beautiful display in what seemed like just arms reach away. As the Albatross continued gliding above, a Humpback Whale came to the surface. The Humpback continued to dive and resurface around our vessel, giving us a glimpse of the bright white colouration under its tail. We then left this whale to investigate spouts seen further in the distance. Along the way, we came across a Mola Mola, also commonly known as the Ocean Sunfish. This species is found all over the world, they are commonly spotted “floating” on the oceans surface, this is to regulate their body temperatures and use the sun to warm up after a cold, deep dive. We left the Mola Mola to continue sun bathing and made our way to our second Humpback whale. This whale also showed us his tail which was black in colour. Each Humpback whales has a unique pattern of colouration on their tails which helps us identify each individual. Lastly, we stopped by to visit Slash Fin, our shark cage diving vessel where some of us caught the sight of a White Shark swimming below the waters surface. All in all, it was another great day out at sea and we’d like to congratulate the Andersons who were celebrating their 50th anniversary on-board with us today!

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