South Africa Marine Animals


The Common Dolphin is found in the temperate and tropical waters of every ocean. Their diet is relatively varied. It feeds on gregarious and migratory...
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The Dusky Dolphin is a quick and energetic swimmer. In South Africa, these dolphins go up to Walvis Bay in April to mate and give birth and returning...
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The Finless Porpoise is a coastal and fluvial species found off South Africa. Its general colouring is a pale grey, often with a bluish tint on the back...
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Fraser's Dolphin is uniformly distributed throughout the open sea in the Indian and Pacific oceans. They have an aggressive way of swimming...
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This species of Dolphin is considered rare. It lives off western coasts of southern Africa (up to1 600 km of shoreline), from the Cape of Good Hope to...
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This species of dolphin is generally gregarious and moves in groups of six to nine individuals, and sometimes up to 20. It measures between 2 and 3.2...
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South Africa is one of the most incredible destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals. The waters surrounding Southern Africa boast 40...
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Risso's Dolphin is found all over, but mostly in deep temperate and tropical waters. Due to its dentition, Risso's Dolphin feeds mostly on cephalopods...
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A few stragglers find their way to South Africa each year, and may join fur seal colonies. Isolated bulls sometimes flatten fur-seals females while...
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This dolphin is found in temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters around the world. The Striped Dolphin often jumps acrobatically out of the water...
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