Large, predatory sharks occupy the top of ocean food chains, where they play important roles in maintaining diverse and healthy ecosystems. The loss of these predators can therefore have significant impacts on ecosystems. Photo © Wildestanimal | Shutterstock For a long time broadnose sevengill sharks have occupied the apex of the food chain alongside the more famous […]
The 2017/18 summer season yielded an all-time low in the number of white shark sightings recorded by Shark Spotters across Cape Town beaches. Photo © Lars Jockumsen It has been an eerily quiet year on the white shark scene in False Bay, both in the summer months inshore, and over winter at Seal Island. During […]
It seems like everywhere you look nowadays there is a new gadget or gizmo on the market “guaranteed” to keep you safe from shark bites. Using everything from electric currents to chilli powder, clever marketing has got nervous ocean lovers reaching for their wallets and spending stacks of cash on products with very little evidence […]
After 15 years of using trained observers (spotters) to successfully reduce the risk of shark bites in Cape Town, the Shark Spotters program is launching a new research project aimed at creating an automated shark spotting system that will enhance their existing pioneering sustainable shark safety service. The Shark Spotters, the Institute for Communities and […]
Perfect for camping or family days out at the beach, the Wavecave is just the thing you have been looking for! A strong, durable padded surfboard bag with a built in pop-up tent, you can now travel with your boards in style and comfort! A bargain starting from R1,500 each. And best of all, thanks […]
As we continually strive to remain relevant in this fast-paced world, Shark Spotters has decided to initiate its very own volunteer program.
Shark Spotters hosted a recycling competition, with the prize being a fun day outing to the Shark Spotters center.
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Beachgoers heading for a surf or a swim will soon be able to check conditions and the most recent shark sightings before the time.