Noticed! Alphonse Island’s Resident Marine Biologists Discover Orcas in the Seychelles
First the first time ever a pod of orcas, in any other case referred to as killer whales, had been noticed off the west coast of Alphonse Island.
The sighting occurred on a Blue Safari Seychelles coaching dive tip off the west coast of Alphonse Island. This is the first time that these majestic mammals have been noticed in the tropical waters close to Alphonse Island.
The pod that comprised of roughly seven to 9 Orcas had been noticed for roughly 60 minutes and delighted Alphonse’s divers and resident marine biologist. The sudden Orca pod sighting highlights how a lot there’s nonetheless to study the outstanding marine life that inhabits the Indian Ocean surrounding the Alphonse Group.
Orcas are extremely smart apex predators and are one among the most generally unfold cetaceans (group comprising of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises).
They are discovered in all oceans of the world but are very uncommon in tropical waters. This encounter was the first of its sort for the Blue Safari Seychelles workforce and the first time Orcas have ever been seen in the Alphonse Group.
This unbelievable sighting emphasises the want for long-term monitoring of cetaceans notably in these distant tropical environments, knowledge can then be used to reinforce our understanding of the species, their migration routes after which in the end be used to implement conservation administration methods.
Known for its dedication to the safety and preservation of the marine and land wildlife and atmosphere, Blue Safari Seychelles will share knowledge from this unbelievable encounter with their accomplice non-profit organisation, ICS (Island Conservation Society). This cetacean sighting knowledge can be recorded and utilised accordingly.
The brand-new sighting of Orcas highlights the distinctive range of marine life that inhabits the waters surrounding the distant and pristine Alphonse Group of Islands, which encompasses Alphonse Island, Bijoutier and St. François, all of which have a wealthy and guarded geo-diversity, and each marine and land-based wildlife. For nature and journey travellers, the Alphonse Group of Islands is the good place to disconnect from fashionable life and reconnect with the outstanding pure atmosphere and wildlife.