Tag Archives: Gansbaai

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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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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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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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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