On a typical boat trip with Ocean Blue, we will visit the Cape Fur Seal colony that is located on the northern side of the Robberg Peninsula. Here guests can view the seals sunning themselves on the rocks, as well as socialising through play in the shallow waters – an experience that is sure to […]
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Cape fur seals belong to the eared seal family (Otariidae) and are a sub species of the Afro-Australian Fur seal. Sub species are genetically similar species that are separated geographically (living in different parts of the world) or ecologically (same area, different prey or habitat preferences). The Cape fur seal and Australian fur seal are […]
On trips with Ocean Blue Adventures we always see the Cape Fur Seals, either swimming out in the bay looking for food, or at their colony at Robberg Peninsula. We are lucky to have seals around in Plettenberg Bay throughout the year, since all animals were hunted out in the beginning 1900’s. At that point […]
“Picture of the day” Another awesome trip on the ocean!!! Today on our 09h30 boat trip we encountered a pod of ± 500 Common dolphins, busy feeding at Dune Park. After about 5 minutes they were joined by 5 Brydes whales a few Cape Fur Seals and Cape Gannets.
“Picture of the day” The Elephant Seal basking in the sun with the Cape Fur Seals. The Elephant Seal is part of the true seal family and differ from the fur seal in several ways. Firstly, they don’t have fur, second they do not have external ear flaps; third they only have incisors on the […]
“Picture of the day” Our regular visitor to the bay, the Elephant Seal is basking in the sun amongst the Cape Fur Seals at Robberg Peninsula As seen in this picture, Elephant Seals are much bigger than Cape Fur Seals.
“Picture of the day” In the 1950’s the population of the Cape Fur Seal in Plettenberg Bay was 10 000. By the early 1980’s, their numbers had been reduced to 0. Currently we have a population of between 4000-5000 Seals. Facts on Cape Fur Seals: They can dive up to 250meters Can hold their breath […]
“Picture of the day” On our 09h30 boat trip while clients were taking pictures of the Cape Fur Seals at the Seal colony at Robberg, we just saw two round eyes and a smiley face appear on the surface. This female Elephant Seal entertained our guests for at least 5 minutes before she took a […]