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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

Playful Cape Fur Seals

Animal Ocean Cape Fur Seal Seal Snorkeling
Cape Fur Seals - Water Puppies Over the years we have really gotten to know the mood and behaviours of the Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island, Hout Bay. They change constantly with the time of year and weather.   During the beginning of the season (September-December) the males are fighting for territory on the land and the heavily… Read More

Southern Elephant seal Fish Hoek Beach, Cape Town

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Elephant Seal Fish Hoek Beach It is such an honour to have such a special visitor to the False Bay. The Southern Elephant seal that is resting on Fish Hoek beach is well known and fast becoming a true Capetonian. The Southern Elephant seal, known as Buffel, by the researchers who tagged him has caused a bit of intrigue to the local beach goers. I… 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

Cape Town Activities – Things to do in Cape Town

These are our favourite Cape Town activities, if I was a visitor here, I'd want to know about these activities. I'm the kind of person that wants to see wildlife, be outdoors in nature and get away from the crowds if possible. So this is a list of activities in Cape town the I think meets those criteria and you should no miss. I've lived here my… Read More

Cape Town Wildlife – What to see ?

CAPE TOWN WILDLIFE Who needs a safari? Animals you can see in and around Cape Town Cape Town has a lot of wildlife is you know where to look. While spotting the Big 5 from the back of an open-top safari vehicle may be the ultimate dream for first-time visitors to South Africa, you need not head to the bush to experience spectacular wildlife… Read More

Cape Fur Seal in the media – Dances with Seals

The playful Cape Fur seal in Cape Town have been making the news locally and abroad. A recent image made it into the Telegraphs "picture of the day". Below is great article by Leanna Farish, - view original source here Dances with Seals The seal eyeballs me. She’s gliding slowly through the water beneath me, her huge, wide-open eyes… Read More