WHALE CARCASS WASHES UP AT MUIZENBERG

BLUBBER DELIGHT On Wednesday 26 November a large whale carcass washed to shore at Muizenberg. The carcass was evidence that some out-of-the-ordinary feeding activities had been taking place at sea. Shark bites were evident all over the dead body and five shark sightings were recorded by Shark Spotters that day. On inspection of the bites it showed many of them to be from white sharks. White...

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Bryde’s Whale Carcass washes up at Muizenberg

Yesterday, Wednesday 26th November, a Bryde’s whale carcass washed up at the river mouth on Muizenberg Beach. The beach was closed all day yesterday and will be closed today (thursday). Five sharks were sighted at Muizenberg yesterday, attracted by the scent of the whale. More information to...

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ABC Nightline Broadcast

On Wednesday 19th November, ABC Nightline broadcast an 8 minute piece on white sharks in South Africa. It is an interesting clip which shows Steven, one of the Fish Hoek shark spotters. Please check it out at the link below: Descending With...

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Photograph of white shark at Fish Hoek

There is a hoax email currently making its rounds. It shows a picture of a white shark swimming near Fish Hoek beach and says it was taken on the Saturday 25 October 2008. This photograph was actually taken on 28 September 2006. On that day the white shark research team was at Seal Island when we got a call from the Fish Hoek shark spotter that a large white shark had just entered the bay. We...

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SPOTTER ROBBED ON MUIZENBERG MOUNTAIN WATCH

On Friday 17th October, Eric Myeko was robbed by unknown assailants as he scanned for sharks at the Spotters Hut on Boyes Drive above Muizenberg beach. The robbers took his binoculars, a kenwood radio (used to communicate with other Spotters on the beach), a marine radio (used to communicate with Sea Rescue and other emergency services), his polaroid sunglasses, and a small amount of cash. The...

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SAVE OUR SEAS SHARK RESEARCH UPDATE

Written by Alison Kock Southern Right Whales, Brydes Whales, Seals, Birds, and Thousands of Common Dolphins This week we once again had the enormous job of retrieving and deploying acoustic receivers used to monitor white shark spatial patterns throughout False Bay for maintenance and to download the season’s data. We had to travel to the four corners of False Bay and on the way we...

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