Shark Bite Incident – Stilbaai – Friday 6th July

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 31, STILBAAI (Still Bay) SEA RESCUE – JONGENSFONTEIN – Friday, 06th July, 2012. Gauteng man bitten by shark: Rico Menezies, NSRI Stilbaai station commander, said: “At 17h15 on the afternoon of Friday, 06th July, NSRI Stilbaai volunteer sea rescue duty crew and the SA Police Force...

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Study investigates shark response to electric deterrents

  Shark Spotters is often asked how effective the electric shark repellent Shark Shield TM is. In 2010 and 2011 we collaborated on the first scientific study to test their effectiveness on repelling white sharks. Press release from South Australia Research and Development Institute (SARDI) A two-year study of shark behaviours has given scientists a greater insight into how sharks respond to...

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Shark Spotters Programme gets support from Mayoral Committee

Shark Spotters Programme gets support from Mayoral Committee MEDIA RELEASE NO. 413 / 2012 18 MAY 2012 The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee(Mayco) this week adopted a recommendation to extend its support of the Shark Spotters Programme for the next three years, until 2014/2015. This recommendation will now serve before a full Council Meeting at the end of the month. The City believes this...

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Update on Ocearch tagging and plans for False Bay 13.05.2012

Update on Ocearch tagging and plans for False Bay On the 4 May the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) re-instated the research permits to the Ocearch team and collaborating scientists after an investigation found no link between the tagging and fatal shark attack on David Lilienfeld. Tagging commenced in Gansbaai the following Monday and within two days six great white sharks ranging in...

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Report and Review of Events at Kogel Bay “Caves” After Great White Shark Attack

Report and Review of Events at Kogel Bay “Caves” After Great White Shark Attack      MEDIA RELEASE NO. 311 / 2012 20 APRIL 2012 As a result of the incident at Kogel Bay beach yesterday, 19 April 2012. The City of Cape Town has compiled a report of the incident which is below for information: Introduction At approximately 12:30 on Thursday, 19 April 2012, a 20 year old male, Mr David...

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Shark Spotters: Update on OCEARCH white shark research at Seal Island, False Bay 15 – 16 April 2012

Shark Spotters: Update on OCEARCH white shark research at Seal Island, False Bay 15 – 16 April 2012 Crew and scientists fit a real-time satellite tag, draw blood, and collect parasites from a large white shark. While on the platform a wet towel covers the sharks’ eyes, and a hose continuously flushes oxygenated seawater over the sharks gills. The research in False Bay started at 3 pm on...

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