Tag Archives: Dyer Island

MARINE DYNAMICS TAKES CONSERVATION AWARD

Our Tourism Partners – Marine Dynamics is very proud to have won the African Responsible Tourism Award for Best in Wildlife Conservation. This category is awarded to a tourism business or initiative that preserves and carefully manages habitat and wildlife … Continue reading

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Sawchuk – Tagged White Shark Female update

Back in October 2014, our team deployed a pop off archival  or ‘PAT’ transmitter on a female white shark. We named the shark “Sawchuk” after the family who kindly donated towards her tag.   The shark proceeded to spend the … Continue reading

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Giving Nature a Future through our Youth – Marine Month, October 2014

Every year the Dyer Island Conservation Trust utilizes Marine Month (October) as an opportunity to showcase the efforts we put into marine conservation through Environmental Education. Working closely with our conservation and environmental partners, the Overstrand Municipality and CapeNature, the … Continue reading

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International Coastal Cleanup 2014

Every year, on the 20/21st September, the world comes together to tackle one of the biggest threats our ocean faces every single day – pollution. Worldwide thousands of kilograms of Plastics, Monofilament Fishing line, and a magnitude of other pollutants … Continue reading

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How Great White Sharks use their habitat

 Science made easy – a great infographic depicting our glorious Great White Sharks’ reaction towards their habitat – up to quite recently researchers were limited in the modeling available to understand species-barrier interaction – making it difficult to factor into … Continue reading

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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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