Tag Archives: Alison Towner

Bronze Whaler Sharks at Dyer Island, Gansbaai South Africa

With the recent sightings of Bronze Whaler Sharks around our tourism partner, Marine Dynamics Shark Tours, cage diving vessel – Slashfin, the intrigues of this species has caused us to look at their distribution, habitat and behaviour more closely to … Continue reading

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The DICT deploy VEMCO VR2 listening stations.

Thursday, 12th September 2013,  marked a revolutionary event in terms of data collection around Dyer Island. A line of five VEMCO VR2w listening stations were successfully deployed, by the Dyer Island Conservation Trusts research team and Marine Dynamics, to the … Continue reading

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National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration

  On the 6th September, we were privileged to have the National Geographic CRE team join us for a whale eco-safari. The wildlife did not disappoint with Southern rights, plus a lucky sighting of two Humpback whales as well as … Continue reading

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Environmental influences on Great White Sharks

ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON THE ABUNDANCE AND SEXUAL COMPOSITION OF WHITE SHARKS IN GANSBAAI The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has published a new article focusing on the driving factors and cues behind the presence of Great White sharks in the Gansbaai … Continue reading

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DICT participates in recent Bathymetric survey

DICT participates in recent Bathymetric survey around the Dyer Island system and inshore Reefs. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has recently collaborated with Underwater Surveys (PTY) Ltd, a private marine services company based in Cape Town. Mark Prowse and Hydrographic Surveyor … Continue reading

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Great White Shark study in the limelight at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town.

It is now evident that the impact of angling and interference pressure on the Great White Sharks , before they were protected in South Africa in 1991, had a much greater effect than anticipated. There is no evidence of a … Continue reading

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Great Danger for the Great White Shark

Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa – The global population of great white sharks – generally estimated at 3000-5000 – may have been significantly overestimated. A recent study done by the Biologists of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Mainre Dynamics, has indicated … Continue reading

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Running against extinction

When a species reaches a decline rate of 80% over the last 50 years, someone should take note and do something about it! That someone has come in the form of a 35 year old, super energetic and inspirational man, … Continue reading

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MSc Zoology Graduation for Alison Towner

The 17th of December 2012 was a very special day for Alison Towner, Senior Biologist for the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. She graduated in MSc Zoology from the University of Cape Town, this 2 year project was a research based … Continue reading

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Acoustic tagged shark number 10

Finally, the long days of Masters thesis writing chaos have subsided for both myself and my co scientist Oliver Jewell, which means more time for acoustic tracking (I never though I’d cherish the noise of those continuously pinging radio transmitters … Continue reading

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