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Shysharks and Cape Fur Seals

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Cape Fur seals and Shysharks We often find Dark shysharks (Haploblepharus pictus) around Duiker Island, hiding in the kelp forest. This seemed unusual to me, as it is well know that Cape Fur seals eat most species of small sharks. This has been photographed by many and there are examples online (Chris Fallows). However we often see these small… Read More

 Buffel – Fish Hoeks Celebrity Elephant Seal

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Buffel - Fish Hoek's Celebrity Elephant Seal Buffel the Elephant Seal is still resting on Fish Hoek beach. It’s the 22nd day now of Buffel's moult and his old skin and fur are gone. A new darker skinned Buffel has been revealed (see past post).  At first the beach goers of Fish Hoek didn’t know what to make of him and flurry of people came… Read More

African Penguin Rescue by Animal Ocean

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Staff at Animal Ocean spotted an injured African Penguin resting inside Hout Bay harbour, yesterday morning. The young bird, which is called a "Blue", was resting with other seabirds such as Cape Cormorants and White Breasted Cormorants. We think that this birds leg was broken by an encounter with a Cape Fur seal, who are known to play and kill… Read More

Two Oceans Aquarium uses Steve Benjamin’s image as entrance.

Steve Benjamin, Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium has re-done their entrance arch with one of my slip-level images and it’s massive! The idea for this project was too take visitors underwater, without them getting wet. Structurally this arched image, will bring visitors from the V&A Waterfront as the leave the surface and bring them underwater. Image installation at… Read More

Elephant Seal still on Duiker Island with the Cape Fur seals in Cape Town

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Elephant Seal still on Duiker Island with the Cape Fur seals in Cape Town The Hout Bay, Duiker Island, Southern Elephant seal is still hanging around and seems to be taking a liking to playing roughly with Cape Fur seal. The Animal Ocean staff thought that perhaps our visitor would of left after last weeks huge swells, but afraid not. The massive… Read More

Hout Bay harbour get a scrub for International Beach Clean-up Day

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Beach Clean-up 2018 Animal Ocean teamed up with an army passionate ocean groups from around Cape Town for a beach clean-up on International Beach Clean-up day, to help get as much trash off our beaches and out of the ocean as possible. We set up a gazebo and rallied our friends, family and guests to come down and join the community to do a little… Read More

Animal Ocean YouTube channel

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Animal Ocean YouTube We've put a lot of effort this year into creating the Animal Ocean YouTube account and posted some interesting videos about things we are passionate - from Seal snorkeling, Octopii, Birds of Prey, Sharks and Cape Town exploration. The camera team were Steve Benjamin and Dani Davenport. Dani edited them all with masterful… Read More