Tag Archives: Gansbaai

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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AFRICAN PENGUIN AND SEABIRD SANCTUARY OPENS IN GANSBAAI

CAPE TOWN – The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) was opened in Gansbaai on the 26th February 2015, marking a monumental milestone for the conservation of the African penguin and other marine birds in the Overstrand region of the … Continue reading

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The Two Oceans I&J Predator Tank Dive – Alison Towner

The Two Oceans I&J predator tank dive: an inside perspective on their ‘denizens of the deep’. By Alison Towner, PhD cand/biologist, Dyer Island Conservation Trust As a shark researcher based with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, I talk sharks with … Continue reading

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Dyer Island acoustic receiver roll over

Monday the 8th of December, as Kleinbaai harbor is bustling with busy with holiday makers, our biologists and volunteers    launched the DICT research boat Lwazi in order to retrieve     and re-deploy the listening stations behind Dyer Island. … Continue reading

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Sylvia Earle Visit the DICT and Marine Dynamics

Visionaries in the Field of Conservation come together in Kleinbaai to celebrate the launch of the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot. It is every conservationists dream to meet their Icon in the field in which they specialize, meeting them is … 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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Hard at Work for Penguins!

On Wednesday, 12th February 2014, instead of volunteering on Marine Dynamics’ shark cage diving boat, Slashfin, seven of our International Marine Volunteers had the privilege to visit one of the largest remaining African Penguin colonies in the world, Stony Point … Continue reading

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