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A Sperm whale off Cape Point, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sperm Whale Encounter

written by Monique Fallows

There are many experiences that one can dream of and once in a while those dreams can come true. In this case the opportunity of getting in the water with a Sperm whale came as a complete surprise. We have had a very windy summer up to this point...

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Great White shark, Seal Island, False Bay

General NewsPosted on: Thursday, 18 December 2014

Going Green

written by Fiona McLellan

Here is my story about our change from plastic bags to natural, chemical -free and biodegradable sandwich bags. Apex Shark Expeditions used to use clear plastic sandwich bags for individual complimentary sandwiches for our guests each trip. Wit...

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General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Acoustic Tag Problems

written by Unknown

Far Reaching Effects of Acoustic Tags We recently came across this interesting article that highlights significant effects from the use of acoustic tagging. The fact that the seals seem to have honed in on these tags so readily does lead to the q...

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A Blue shark off Cape Point, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Monday, 21 April 2014

Pelagic Trip

written by Kat Hodgson

What an incredible day we had on our Pelagic trip! This is a trip that I have wanted to do for the past eleven years. I cant tell you how little I slept the night beforehand, knowing this was to be my opportunity to see the Blue and Mako sharks fi...

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A Mako shark off Cape Point, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My Season Thus Far

written by Kat Hodgson

It has been a fascinating start to my second season with Apex, particularly as I arrived in early February and I have not been to South Africa at this time of year. I was curious to see what summer looked and felt like here and it certainly lived ...

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Chris Fallows releasing a ray from the Treknets in Muizenberg, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Thursday, 6 March 2014

Treknets this Summer

written by Monique Fallows

Spending time down at the treknets along Muizenberg and Strandfontein has always been a part of our summers, and many of you who have been following our activities through the years will know that we have released thousands of sharks and rays with...

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Seal Island, False Bay, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Saturday, 15 February 2014

Apex Celebrates 2000th Trip Milestone

written by Monique Fallows

It all began on a wintery day back in August 1996 when Chris witnessed his first ever breaching Great White Shark at Seal Island. Nearly eighteen years ago he would not have guessed at the wildlife history that would take place around this tiny 40...

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Snorkeling with Cape Fur seals in Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Friday, 31 January 2014

Cape Fur Seal Snorkelling for Beginners!

written by Chanele Jenkinson

I wake up with a stomach of butterflies Today is the day I get the opportunity of snorkelling with seals! Id seen many pictures, watched a few videos and heard nothing but elated stories from others that had done the trip before. We make our wa...

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General NewsPosted on: Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Orca Sighting, False Bay

written by Monique Fallows

In the last 3 weeks there were few signs of the large schools of common dolphin that would normally be in False Bay this time of the year. Of course this made our mission looking for Orcas that much more difficult. From about 17 May we started ge...

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A group of Cape Fur seals leaving Seal Island to go and hunt.

General NewsPosted on: Sunday, 19 May 2013

Activity Report

written by Kat Hodgson

The conditions at Seal Island this morning were stunning; milky seas with a gentle swell and a clear sky overhead. We observed a pod of over 100 common dolphin and a number of seal groups leaving the island as the sun rose over the mountains surro...

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