Shark forecasting: Predicting white shark presence at Cape Town beaches

Shark forecasting: Predicting white shark presence at Cape Town beaches   Shark attacks are high profile events which can negatively impact coastal tourism and public perceptions of sharks, often leading to the use of mitigation methods which are harmful to the marine environment and wildlife. A new study shows that white shark presence at two popular beaches in Cape Town is significantly...

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Sisterhood SUP raises over R7,000 for Shark Spotters!

http://youtu.be/LqJwJ7CjA3M     Shark Spotters would like to say a big thank you to Sisterhood SA for their support and congratulate them on a very impressive achievement! Watch the video and check out the press release below to see their extraordinary adventure! Press release Sisterhood Paddle 21 April 2013 As the sun rose on a perfect but chilly Sunday morning in Big Bay 13 girls and...

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City commences its exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach – PRESS RELEASE

CITY COMMENCES IT’S EXCLUSION NET TRIAL AT FISH HOEK BEACH – 22 MARCH 2013 The City of Cape Town commenced its exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach today, 22 March 2013, in accordance with the permit conditions set out by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Environmental Affairs. The decision was made to commence the trial today as...

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Jack Black launches Great White Beer in support of Shark Spotters!

Jack Black launches Great White Beer in support of Shark Spotters! Jack Black Beer and Shoestring Productions have teamed up in time for this year’s Wavescape Film Festival to launch their latest craft beer. The collaboration was born from a love of surfing, a passion for the ocean and all that its waters encompass. CEO of Jack Black Beer, Ross McCulloch comments, “The launch of our new...

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Spotters now operating at eighth beach, Monwabisi, with three white sharks spotted in the first day!

Shark Spotters started operating at our eighth location today, Monwabisi Beach, on the northern shore of False Bay. (15 December 2012). The sharks gave us a warm welcome, with two white sharks spotted at 12.45pm and one at 2.05pm. Due to the sharks being spotted when they were far offshore (400 – 600m) and the water users only in shallow water (<50m) the beach was not cleared. The...

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