City erects new shark signage at its beaches

The City of Cape Town, in conjunction with the Shark Spotters Programme, has designed three new signs to improve shark safety on Cape Town’s beaches. These signs seek to increase awareness about the presence of sharks (Great White sharks in particular), and to guide beach users on the workings of Shark Spotting Programme. “Significant improvements have been made to the shark warning system...

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Shark Photo Caption competition

Soccer enthusiasm is connecting people and communities in many fun ways – and sharks appear to be part of the scene. Staff at the Save Our Seas – Shark Center in St James have kitted out their Great White in support of Bafana Bafana. Come up with the best, the funniest or the most clever caption for the photo of the model shark in soccer kit and stand a chance to win a magnificent...

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Shark Spotters assist with Plumstead Triathlon

To Monwabisi and the SharkspottersThe inaugural PTC Simonstown Triathlon took place on the 30th of May 2010. Its was a great success with all entered atheletes finishing the race, and very imporatntly form a race organisers point of view, everyone having a safe race, without incident.I would like to thank Monwabisi and the sharkspotters for their involvement on the day. Sharkspotters played a...

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Spotters training with African Shark Eco Charters

Throughout May the Shark Spotters have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity by Rob and Karen at African Shark Eco Charters to help out on their cage diving expeditions. They have been joining the ASEC crew on trips to seal island and learning more about Great White Sharks up close and personal, as well as helping out with all aspects of the cage diving...

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High shark activity

Fish Hoek area is currently experiencing higher than normal shark activity. Shark Spotters and trek net fishermen have recorded five sightings since Saturday 1 May and two sightings in Muizenberg on 2 May. The sharks have been seen following schools of yellowtail that are currently being caught in large numbers close to shore along the Fish Hoek side of the False Bay coast. Waters users are asked...

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White shark injured by spearfisherman

A spearfisherman had an encounter with a white shark off Millers Point near Simonstown today. The shark did not behave aggressively, but due to having friends in the water close by the spearfisherman said that he decided to shoot the shark to chase it out of the area. The spearfisherman said the spear went in about 40 cm in front of the gills and behind the eye. The extent of the injury is...

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