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...Read More
Winter months generally have low shark activity on the inshore areas and are therefore quieter from a shark spotting perspective. We therefore take this opportunity to get in some much needed training with the spotters, which we all thoroughly enjoy! One of the biggest factors affecting the outcome of a shark bite is the speed at which effective first aid can be administered to the patient. We...Read More
CITY OF CAPE TOWN 4 SEPTEMBER 2012 MEDIA RELEASE City warns beach users of inshore movement of sharks over the summer season The City of Cape Town would once again like to remind all beach users that the time of year is approaching when a seasonal increase in the presence of white sharks in the inshore area is expected. This seasonal change is not recent in its occurrence or unique to False Bay....Read More
CSI shark – inside the perfect predator Shark Spotters is a unique organization that combines a direct safety service while promoting the conservation of our oceans and sharks through research and education to find a balance between the safety of water users and the conservation of a much feared, but threatened species, the white shark. Our science team conducts applied...Read More
It’s been a busy few months at Shark Spotters. On 1st June 2012 we expanded our programme to a seventh beach, the Caves, Koeel Bay on the eastern shore of False Bay. The Caves was the site of the tragic shark incident in April and following requests from the public we explored the possibility of spotting in the area. After a review of the area and a pilot project we determined that it was...Read More