Temperate Seashore

The further south and west along the southern coast of Africa you go, the cooler the water gets, with more oxygen and extra nutrients being brought in by the Benguela current.

Class Aves: Birds

Family Anatidae, Ducks, Geese & Swans

(the Boulders, South Africa)

Alopochen aegyptiaca, 'Egyptian Goose'. Found in water across sub-Saharan Africa.

Family Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers

(the Boulders, South Africa)

Haematopus moquini'African Oystercatcher'. Found along the coasts of southern Africa.

Family Laridae: Gulls

(the Boulders, cape Town, South Africa)

Larus dominicanus vetula'(Cape) Kelp Gull'. A subspecies of the wide-ranging Kelp Gull, that lives along the southern African coast. 

Family Spheniscidae: Penguins

Spheniscus spp. 'Banded/Jackass Penguins'

(the Boulders, South Africa)

Spheniscus demesus, 'Cape Penguin', 'African Penguin'.

(the Boulders, South Africa)

Cape Penguin and young.

Family Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

(the Boulders, cape Town, South Africa)

Phalacrocorax capensis, 'Cape Cormorant'. Found only along coasts of southern Africa.

Places to see experience African seashores

One of the best known and prettiest places is the Boulders, near Cape Town South Africa.

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