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A shark fin around Seal Island, False Bay

General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Identifying Seal Island’s Great White Sharks

written by Jimi Partington

Currently underway aboard Apex Shark Expeditions White pointer II is a ID project to document as many sharks seen at the boat as possible during the season. This is the start of an on-going study of the numbers and individual animals visiting Seal...

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Cape Gannet

General NewsPosted on: Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Mad Geese of the Sea

written by Kirsty MacSymon

At a very young age I had such a passion for all animals. Whether it be a snake or bat at our holiday house at the Breede River, or the many animals we harboured at our house in Cape Town. As I grew older I had a great urge to save and rehabilitat...

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Orca Research Trust New Zealand

General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Orca with Dr Ingrid Visser

written by Monique Fallows

I have recently had the great privilege of spending time with Dr Ingrid Visser, an orca researcher and conservation campaigner from New Zealand. Ingrid is an inspiring woman who is extremely knowledgeable not only on her favourite subject, orca, ...

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A humpback whale breaching in False Bay, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Sharks Return

written by Fiona McLellan

After a long period of no shark sightings at Seal Island, we are happy to report consistent sightings over the last 7 days. Whoop! I think we can safely say they are back for the remainder of the season. One of our trips on a chilly wintery mornin...

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A cow shark in False Bay, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Friday, 29 May 2015

Still Waters in False Bay

written by Fiona McLellan

No day is the same when at sea. Not everything that happens in nature has an answer. The past month has reminded us that this is a phenomenon that takes place frequently when working with nature. It's as though someone sent out an evacuation si...

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A great white shark breaching around Seal Island, False Bay

General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Photographing Marine Wildlife

written by Chris Fallows

Most people think that when you go and photograph marine wildlife you need to get wet. Well in many cases this is not true, especially in False Bay off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. The beauty about shooting in the bay is that many of t...

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A great white shark and seal swim in close proximity with a guest in the cage at Seal Island, South Africa

General NewsPosted on: Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Sharks vs Seals...or is it Seals vs Sharks?

written by Jimi Partington

One species you are guaranteed sightings of every single trip to Seal Island, South Africaare of course the seals themselves. When approaching Seal Island, the sight (and smell!) of 65,000 of these curious pinnipeds clinging to a rock amazingly is...

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A Great White shark up close around Seal Island, False Bay

General NewsPosted on: Sunday, 26 April 2015

April News

written by Fiona McLellan

End of March heading into April was a trying time for the Apex Team, as many of our trips were unfortunately cancelled due to strong wind and unfavourable conditions in False Bay. After completion of my Zoological practical for my BSc degree, I wa...

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Pilot whales swimming off Cape Point, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Friday, 17 April 2015

Pilot Whale Encounter

written by Monique Fallows

10 April Finally the weather forecast that we had been watching and waiting for came true and with zero wind and virtually non-existent swell we rounded Cape Point for a day of adventure. There have been few days as flat as this one and the se...

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Orca hunting in False Bay, March 2015

General NewsPosted on: Monday, 30 March 2015

Orca Sighting

written by Monique Fallows

There is a sure way to get over jetlag and that is an Orca Sighting! Chris I returned from New Zealand on Wednesday and with the long journey home and 11 hour time change we were not at our freshest when the Apex Crew called on Thursday morning ...

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