Update: Fish Hoek Shark Attack

Today we spent the day collecting eyewitness accounts of yesterdays shark attack, assessing the conditions at the time of the attack, we have been in constant communication with the media and local communities on the ground with the first radio interview at 7 am and the last one just a few minutes ago, coordinated white shark research in the field with the tracking of two sharks, debriefed the...

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Shark Attack Fish Hoek Beach 12 Januray 2010

A swimmer has been the victim of a shark attack at Fish Hoek beach today 12 January 2010. Shark Spotters offers our heartfelt condolences to the man’s family and friends. The beaches along the False Bay coast from Strandfontein to Glencairn will be kept closed tomorrow and only opened when the City of Cape Town disaster management has reviewed the...

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New website launch coming January 2010

Hi everyone, We are very excited to announce that in January 2010 we will be launching our new Shark Spotters website. The new site will allow for daily updates on shark sightings and provide the latest information on shark issues in Cape Town plus provide safety tips and current times and beaches where shark spotting is operational. The site will profile each shark spotter too. To those of you...

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Ballistics Sponsors Spotters Sunglasses for another year!

Many thanks to Ballistics and Brentoni Eyewear for sponsoring polarised sunglasses to the Shark Spotters for another year. The spotters use the glasses to help reduce glare when looking at the water and improve their ability to spot sharks in the inshore coastal waters of the peninsula. The sunglasses are a vital part of their equipment and the donation of Ballistics glasses for each spotter is...

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SHARK SAFTEY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON

People are reminded that white sharks are present in our waters all year round and that they should be aware of the small possibility of encountering one of these animals at anytime and should always remain vigilant when using the ocean. However the City of Cape Town would once again like to remind all beach and ocean users that we are again approaching the time of year when we expect to see a...

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Shark Spotters Go Cage Diving

Earlier this week the Shark Spotters were treated by African Shark Eco-Charters (ASEC) to their first cage dive with the white sharks of False Bay. Sitting on top of the mountains scanning our beaches for shark activity results in observations being made 100’s of meters away. This view of the sharks is as far away as you can get. So when they were presented with the opportunity to get as...

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