Tag Archives: Gansbaai

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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Whale Day 2014

In honor of whale day, representatives from the International Marine Volunteers, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Marine Dynamics made a special visit to an elementary school, Gansbaai Primer, in the Overstrand.  A story was told to the children in … Continue reading

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Waddle for Penguins 2014

It is that time of year again, 16 people waddling along the Western Cape coastal roads, attempting to cover 120km’s in 6 days. Madness? No, they are doing this for a mightily good cause, to raise awareness about the plight … Continue reading

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Walking with Great White Sharks

Who can say that they have walked 600,000 steps alongside Great White Sharks? Grant Christie, of Six Million Steps, has done just that - along the 300km stretch of coast in the Overstrand. Six Million Steps is an expedition to walk the … Continue reading

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66 Sharks Caught in West Australia

Large sharks are facing another tragic fate at the hand of man, again, with a total of 66 sharks that have already been baited on the drumlines deployed across the west coast of Australia resultant of the Shark Mitigation Policy … 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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DICT at 17th EEA Conference

From 1-3 November, Dyer Island Conservation Trust marine biologists, Oliver and Michelle, presented some of our white shark research at the 17th European Elasmobranch Association (EEA) conference. The Shark Trust hosted this year’s event in Plymouth, UK. “It was a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Rolling Hills Zoo Supports the DICT

Early in 2013 the DICT was approached by Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina, America, as a possible charity for a long term fundraising project. We were ever so glad, as the DICT is an NPO that relies on people with … Continue reading

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