Media Release: City to consider a proposed trial installation of a shark exclusion net for Fish Hoek Beach

MEDIA RELEASE 29 FEBRUARY 2012 City to consider a proposed trial installation of a shark exclusion net for Fish Hoek Beach The South Peninsula Subcouncil (19) will shortly be considering a proposal to take the first steps to begin a trial of shark exclusion nets in the southern section of Fish Hoek beach. If the South Peninsula Subcouncil approves the proposals the City will then make an...

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Bronze Whalers in False Bay

A number of people are seeing sharks breaching near beaches in False Bay and are a little concerned. These are commonly bronze whalers chasing bait fish like sardines. Bronze whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus) adults are about 2 meters in size, but can reach up to 3 meters. Bronze whalers are also called copper sharks due to their brown or bronze colouration on top. Their bellies are white. They...

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Shark Spotters share safety tips

As Capetonians seek refuge from the summer heat, the Shark Spotters remind swimmers and surfers to heed their...

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Comedy Legends 5: BARRY HILTON vs MIKE KING

The Comedy Legends in the Valley series returns to kick of 2012 with a bang! The South Zealand New Africa Comedy Show starring Barry Hilton (SA) and Mike King (NZ) Household names in their respective countries, these two international comedians and friends, will perform together on stage in a side-splitting, no-holds barred comedy show at Fish Hoek High School on 11 February 2012, as part of the...

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Please read about our Twitter Protocol

Follow us on Twitter @SharkSpotters The Shark Spotting program uses Twitter as an information service for the public. The program will tweet shark sightings at Shark Spotter beaches as they happen, and let the public know when the beach has been reopened. Twitter will also be used to inform the public of any periods of high shark activity and cautions that may be put in place, along with other...

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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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