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
The Port Elizabeth Museum, which forms part of the Bayworld complex, has a very unique exhibit hanging in the Marine Hall. It's the skeleton of the last Southern Right Whale to be harpooned in Algoa Bay. Its the focus piece of a exhibit that covers whales and sharks along with everything associated with them.
Oh how I wish I could spend the day sitting on the rocks like this and just stare out at sea. I did have a super relaxing looooong weekend, but now its shoulder to the wheel till after Tourism Indaba. The next two weeks are going to be seriously hectic at work so please excuse … Continue reading On the rocks
I've posted about Plough Shells before (here and here) but I can never get enough of these very interesting creatures living in the sand below the high and low tide mark. On a visit to Dana Bay near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape we found literally hundreds of them feeding on a dead jelly … Continue reading Jellyfish for lunch
Talk about licking out your plate when you done. A couple of Plough Shells cleaning out a mussle shell dropped on the beach by a Black Oyster Catcher.
Plettenberg Bay is one after the best boat based whale watching spots on the South African coastline. We were booked for a whale watching trip while in town and I really looked forward to get a couple of whale photos to show on here. On arrival we were kitted out with life jackets and headed … Continue reading Dolphin watching with Ocean Safaris
Sea urchins are normally found in rock pools and when alive have sharp spikes all over... so watch out not to step in one cause it may lead to jumping around on one leg holding on to a painful foot. I found this urchin that has already lost it's spikes in a pool near the Knysna … Continue reading "Heads up", its an urchin…
A piece of jellyfish on the beach at Dana Bay near Mossel Bay with a couple of fishermen in the background
Today I'm posting pictures of two distict sets of footprints on the beachThe first one is that of Chaos Boy running on the beach at Dana Bay near Mossel Bay...... while the second is that (well, can't really call it a set, more like a trail) of a plough snail
Drama Princess has developed a fascination for jellyfish washed up on the beach. She was even more intrigued when we found this peculiar purple one on the beach in Mossel Bay.