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Humpback dolphins: South Africa’s most endangered dolphin

Although shy and somewhat elusive, the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) is commonly sighted in Plettenberg Bay’s nearshore waters. These dolphins can often be seen swimming along the Keurbooms and Robberg beaches, alone or in small groups of between 2 and 15 individuals. Humpback dolphins can be readily distinguished from other dolphins by the […]

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The differences between whales, dolphins and porpoises.

People use the term dolphin, porpoise and whale to describe marine mammals belonging to the order Cetacean (from the Greek work ketos, “large sea creature”), and often use them incorrectly. Cetaceans are divided into two groups; baleen whales (Mysticeti) and toothed whales (Odontoceti). The main differences between these two groups are that the baleen whales […]

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Dolphins playing in the surf at Keurbooms.

The bottlenose dolphins encountered on our boat trips gave the guests a great show, playing in the surf on Keurbooms beach. While some animals jumped next to the boat, others were travelling in a relaxed manner in the surf zone. Did you know that bottlenose dolphins are the most commonly caught species for dolphinariums because […]

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The difference between whales, dolphins and porpoises.

People use the term dolphin, porpoise and whale to describe marine mammals belonging to the order Cetacean (from the Greek work ketos, “large sea creature”), and often use them incorrectly. Whales (Cetacean) are divided into two group’s baleen whales (Mysticeti) toothed whales (Odontoceti). The main difference between them is that baleen whales have baleen and […]

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Picture of the day: Brydes whale

Whale Watching Picture of the Day – Garden Route

Whale Watching / Ocean Safari / Close Encounter Whale Experience – Picture of the Day  Yesterday on our 09h30 and we had this Brydes whale at Keurbooms Village. This whale swam alongside the boat for 10 minutes before moving off. En-route to Robberg, we encountered 9 Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins playing in the surf at Robberg […]

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