Over the last couple of weeks local whale watching outfit Raggy Charters has spotted two different pods of orcas on two occasions while out cruising in Algoa Bay. Owner Lloyd Edwards also saw the one pod cruise by Seaview a little less than a week ago. Yesterday there was excitement in St Francis Bay when … Continue reading Orca in Algoa Bay
I found this stunning video by Luke Kibble on YouTube. It was shot with a GoPro on a snorkeling outing at Sardinia Bay. Beautiful footage! Think I need to go get the flippers wet before it starts to get too cold.
The KidZ admiring the skeleton of the last Southern Right Whale to be harpooned in Algoa Bay hanging in the Port Elizabeth Museum in Bayworld.
Looking up at the impressive whale skeleton on display in the Marine Hall at the Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld. The skeleton belongs to the last Southern Right Whale to be hunted in Algoa Bay.
We took a bunch of kids to Bayworld for Chaos Boy's dinosaur birthday party (I haven't edited the party photos yet but will post a couple at some stage) and I spotted this "smiling" marsh terrapin at Bayworld's Snake Park. Happy chap if you ask me.
A couple of Plough Shells chowing on a crab leg on one of Port Elizabeth's beaches
Hundreds of Smith's swimming crabs have been washing up on Port Elizabeth's beaches, specially around Cape Recife, over the last week. The theory behind the occurrence is that they have been trying to get away from a severe "upwelling" in the bay. An upwelling is when a prolonged onshore winds and wave action causes icy water … Continue reading Beached Crabs
A week or so ago I posted a pic of one of the Cape Fur Seals at Bayworld. Sharing their enclosure with them is this Subantarctic Fur Seal.
One of the Cape Fur Seals at the Bayworld Oceanarium grooming himself. Bayworld has a small colony of Cape Fur and Sub antarctic Fur Seals. The seals make up an important part of Bayworld's educational display every day with Kelpie the seal being one of the facilities' stars.
Bayworld series #8. One of the fairly new activities that take place at the Oceanarium is the Penguin Walk. It happens after the feeding session when some of the penguins are taken for a walk by the staff. Visitors are asked to stay on the grass and not get too close to the birds, but … Continue reading Penguin walk