Over 2000 dolphins in the Walker Bay (South Africa)

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 13th May 2011

This morning, 13 May 2011, we were fortunate enough to wake up to one of the most beautiful days of the year. Not only were we greeted by a breathtaking morning, but also by a huge black mass spreading about 3 square kilometers in the heart of the Walker Bay.

Our first thoughts were Cape Cormorants but upon getting a closer look we discovered that it was one of the biggest schools of common dolphins we have ever seen in the Walker Bay. Saying there was a 1000 would have been a gross underestimation. The sighting was truly beyond words to describe, like a blessing from King Neptune himself. We then watched and followed the dolphins along the entire Gansbaai coastline for about 1 hour.


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