May research blog: The elasmobranch egg case project continues to progress smoothly. Despite having dropped our surveys to only once a month, we still haven’t been able to totally process through our backlog, though we are steadily moving through it. There will be a big celebration once we have conquered the mountain of egg cases! […]
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February research blog. Well February has seemed to just fly by and Minke Witteveen, the new researcher who joined the ORCA Foundation, has been busy settling in and getting ready for a jam-packed and exciting year ahead! We officially started a project collecting elasmobranch egg cases in collaboration with Lisa Schroeter from ELMO (ELasmobranch Monitoring […]
The Humpback Whales sightings the past week have been amazing at Ocean Blue Adventures, with guests having a blast. Did you know: Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) can grow up to 15m in length and weigh between 30-40 tonnes making it the 5th largest whale. They are normally found migrating single or in small groups aggregating […]
One of the countless amount of species we get to encounter on our Robberg peninsula hikes. These Rock Agamas are nicknamed the spiderman lizard as during the breeding season the males show stunning markings with the head, neck and part of the tail turning a vivid orange or red and the body turns a deep […]
One of our very rare sightings, the Common dolphins. We are very blessed to be able to experience and encounter this beautiful species. The encounters with them are incredibly special, as we feel we can connect with them on a level not imaginable. We only wish that they could share with us their incredible knowledge […]
Caroline and her son, Alex, showered our kids with presents from SEK school in Spain. Here they are visiting our Siyakula creche during their recent visit to South Africa. We managed to organize a fun carnival event for the Kids, which included a Skype call with our supporting Irish and Spanish schools.
A stunning shot of one of the many Cape Gannets we see in the Bay. This time of the year there are a lot of bait fish around and this always attracts lots of Gannets.
The dolphins were in the bay today and they always love to play in a good wave. Notice the calf under the female on the right side of the pic.
The elephant seal is back and we think that he will be here for a while. But today he is having a good time and relaxing in the water. Photo by Chanel Hauvette
Volunteering with ORCA has got to be one of the best things I have done in my life so far. And I’m not exaggerating. Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding area is truly spectacular, definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I volunteered for 8 weeks and ended up staying in Plett […]