Thinking about shark bites (and attending a meeting) by Clare Lindeque, Learn to Dive Today

I currently work in investments, and the investment team at the company I work for pays a lot of attention to what are known as cognitive (or behavioural) biases. Many of these biases make humans poor investors; the team I work with try actively to identify these biases when we encounter them in our own thinking about investments, and to counter them. Cognitive biases are patterns of poor...

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LIVING WITH SHARKS

The recent shark incident in Cape Town, South Africa, has again catapulted the relationship between people and sharks into the public eye. In light of the recent attention, The Save Our Seas Foundation has published two articles examining the subject in-depth: The first is by SOSF project leader Christopher Neff, which looks at the shark bite prevention system Cape Town has in place, and its...

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SHARK ALERT: City warns of high Great White Shark activity in False Bay

SHARK ALERT: City warns of high Great White Shark activity in False Bay

CITY OF CAPE TOWN | MEDIA RELEASE | 03 OCTOBER 2011   SHARK ALERT: City warns of high Great White Shark activity in False Bay   The City of Cape Town and the Shark Spotting Programme would like to alert beach users to a high level of Great White Shark activity in the in-shore area of False Bay.   High shark activity Shark activity has been particularly high at Muizenberg, St. James and...

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OFFICIAL REPORT ON CLOVELLY SHARK ATTACK 28 SEPTEMBER 2011

Fish Hoek shark attack: What happened Gregg Oelofse 29 September 2011   Report by the City of Cape Town on Great White’s attack on Michael Cohen   REPORT AND REVIEW OF EVENTS AT FISH HOEK BEACH AFTER GREAT WHITE SHARK INCIDENT 28 SEPTEMBER 2011 As a result of the incident at Fish Hoek beach yesterday, 28 September. The City of Cape Town has compiled a report of the incident...

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Shark attack victim ignored warning signs – Cape Town

Gregg Oelofse 28 September 2011 Fish Hoek beach was closed to bathers at the time incident occurred Fish Hoek shark attack victim hospitalised At approximately 12:15 today, 28 September 2011, a swimmer was attacked by a great white shark at Clovelly corner on Fish Hoek Beach. Immediate reports indicate that the victim sustained severe injuries and lost his lower right leg as a result of the...

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