Tag Archives: Dyer Island

Culling of Great White Sharks…

In June 2013 the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, in conjunction with Marine Dynamics, released the results of a groundbreaking study on Great White Sharks, providing the first ever open population estimate of this species in the Great White Shark capitol … Continue reading

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Painting the World Blue

Almost a year ago VW South Africa brought the wonderfully creative Popular Mechanics team with a group of avid PM readers to visit the DICT. They were here to learn more about our research into Great White Sharks and to experience these wonderful … Continue reading

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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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International Researchers Visit the DICT with Nat Geo

National Geographic and Researchers from Stanford University visits the DICT to film a new documentary and conduct research into the behavior of Great White Sharks. The first few weeks in August 2013 the Dyer Island Conservation Trust hosted Adrian Gleiss and Taylor … Continue reading

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Marine Volunteers tackle tough aliens…

Acacia cyclops, or rather “Rooikrans” as it more widely known is an alien invasive tree that was originally planted by the colonialists to stabilize sand dunes – and now it has become one of the most wide spread alien invasive … Continue reading

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For the love of our Oceans…

For the love of our oceans…. The slogan above epitomizes all that WWF’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative stands for and seafood Consumer Outreach Manager, Janine Basson, put this message across beautifully at the latest marine evening hosted at the Great White … 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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Killer whales in Dyer Island area

What is that? Is it splashes from a boat? Is it the wind coming in? –NO! It is hundreds of common dolphins swimming into the bay!!! From the top of the water tower we can see up to 15km on … Continue reading

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ISA CARSTENS ACADEMY SUPPORT THE ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUIN

Isa Carstens Academy supports the African penguin. Known in Stellenbosch for their black and white uniform, they long ago earned the nickname of ‘penguins’. Continue reading

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Shark sightings

February 2011 has been an excellent month. We have encountered some spectacular white shark sightings and a drastic improvement on shark numbers from December/January. Interestingly, white shark presence has only been documented at Dyer Island and not in the normal shallow water reef system of Joubertsdam. Continue reading

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