Out at Danger Point we quickly saw some spouts and had some beautiful humpback whales traveling alongside our vessel. After having watched these animals coming up a few times we continued towards Dyer Island for some penguins and also went to go and see the Cape Fur seal colony on Geyser Rock. Back in shallower water along the coast line we spotted a southern right cow-calf pair, the calf was very small and possibly just a few days old. And how lucky, further along the coast we encountered two humpback dolphins as well.
What species did we see today?
Humpback Whale 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.
African Penguin Cape fur seal Southern Right Whale