City press release – Shark alert

City press release – Shark alert

The City is advising beach users to be aware of high shark activity observed at Fish Hoek beach this morning. Already three sightings of sharks have been reported, including an incidence of a shark feeding on a seal. Fish Hoek Beach is presently closed to swimming, and the Shark Spotters’ white flag is flying to warn people not to enter the water. The white flag will fly at least until midday....

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White shark predates on seal in Fish Hoek Sunday 27 March

White shark predates on seal in Fish Hoek Sunday 27 March

At approximately 09h30 today a shark was sighted in Fish Hoek and all water users were called out of the water. It swam on the surface for a short period past a seal and at that stage seemingly (as described by the spotter on duty) didn’t pay it much attention. Shortly afterwards while the beach was still closed and no-one was in the water, what’s believed to be the same shark returned and...

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Cycle Duo Call You To Help Shark Spotters

Cycle Duo Call You To Help Shark Spotters

Boland surfers KERNEELS BRUMMER and JOUBERT STEYN, with their trusty tandem bicycle, are calling on you to sponsor them in the Argus cycle race this Sunday, with the proceeds going to the Shark Spotters. The intrepid duo, who have been doing the race for the past five years, have chosen the Shark Spotters as their chosen charity this year. In their own words “It’s a tour, not a race and our...

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Beach goers cautioned of increased white shark activity in False Bay

The City of Cape Town and the Shark Spotting Programme would like to inform beach goers of increased white shark activity in the False Bay area and are appealing to all water users to be extra vigilant at this time. Shark Spotters have today recorded five sightings in total, at Muizenberg, St. James and Fish Hoek. Law Enforcement also reported a sighting at Macassar Beach and another...

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High White Shark Activity in False Bay

The City of Cape Town and the Shark Spotting Programme would like to make water users aware of the current high white shark activity in the inshore area of False Bay, particularly in the Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Clovelly area. Yesterday, the 29 November, Shark Spotters recorded 5 sightings at Fish Hoek and 6 at Muizenberg, and this morning there has already been 2 sightings at Fish Hoek. For...

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Recycling life: Dead whale a giant magnet for sharks

On the 9 September 2010 a dead ~ 11 meter Brydes whale (Balaenoptera edeni) was located by Chris Fallows of Apex Expeditions drifting towards the shore at Partridge Point, near Simonstown, where it would’ve created a ~ 10 ton ‘clean-up’ problem for Cape Town authorities, particularly in that rocky shore area where access by removal teams would’ve been limited. Additionally, from previous...

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