How do you remove a whale carcass from a local beach?!

On the 12 Nov 2013 a 10 ton whale carcass washed up on St. James beach, where it posed a health and safety risk. 15 hours later, with massive team work and effort by the City of Cape Town, Shark Explorers, Shark Spotters and the SA Navy the carcass is finally gone! The carcass was weighed at the Vissershok landfill site, and it topped the scales at 10 TONS! On 13 Nov Shark Spotters recorded 16...

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In Shore Movement of Sharks: Safety for the Summer Season – PRESS RELEASE

In Shore Movement of Sharks: Safety for the Summer Season – PRESS RELEASE MEDIA RELEASE  NO. 1686 / 2013  03 SEPTEMBER 2013 The City of Cape Town would like to remind all beach and ocean users that we are again approaching the time of year when the presence of great white sharks in in-shore areas increases. Typically, shark sightings start in late August, and continue through to April,...

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City of Cape Town donates “green” scooter to Shark Spotters!

City of Cape Town donates “green” scooter to Shark Spotters Last week the Shark Spotters became the proud recipients of a fantastic Wispa 3000 electric scooter generously donated by the City of Cape Town. The City of Cape Town’s Travel SMART programme focuses on promoting sustainable transport, which refers to any means of transport with low impact on the environment. It includes public...

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The Fish Hoek Trial Exclusion Net Project Update

Shark Spotters’ core mission is to find pro-active, environmentally friendly solutions to reduce shark-human conflict, for the benefit of people and sharks. The trial exclusion net project fits this mandate. In March 2013, Shark Spotters and the City of Cape Town commenced the trial of a shark exclusion net in Fish Hoek. Exclusion nets are environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional...

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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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