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Sharks and dolphins working a sardine bait ball.

General NewsPosted on: Sunday, 8 July 2012

South Africa, Predators Paradise!

written by Monique Fallows

South Africa is home to the Big 5, incredible landscapes iconic landmarks and open space, and lying just offshore some truly remarkable marine mega fauna. There can be few places, if any, where you can see the big 5 on land and the likes of Gre...

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A great white shark around the boat at Seal Island, False Bay.

General NewsPosted on: Monday, 18 June 2012

What is Apex doing for Shark Week 2012?

written by Monique Fallows

Air Jaws Apocalypse and How Jaws Changed the World Shark Week 2012 on Discovery Channel will start the annual week long series of shark shows on 12 August 2012 at 9pm Eastern/Pacific in the USA. The 25th Anniversary of Shark Week kicks off w...

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An orca breaching into a pod of common dolphins in False Bay, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Sunday, 27 May 2012

Orca Sightings

written by Monique Fallows

You may all remember me writing in April last year about how we were on the lookout for Orcas in False Bay. In April 2009 and 2010 we had the very good fortune to see a number of pods in False Bay and as such we were really hoping to pick up on th...

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A pony who became a race horse in Kenilworth, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Friday, 11 May 2012

The Pony Who Became a Race Horse

written by Monique Fallows

This is not a shark related blog but since we have so many nature wildlife enthusiasts that follow us I felt I had to share this enormously heart-warming story I come from a family of animal lovers so of course when I met with my cousin Tony rec...

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An orca in False Bay, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Orca Sighting

written by Chris Fallows

At 10h45 we located roughly 500 common dolphin 1NM NW of Seal Island heading in a NW direction. Earlier en route to Seal Island we located a small splinter group of roughly 15 common dolphin 5 NM W of SI. These dolphins were not at all interested ...

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An orca in False Bay, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Saturday, 5 May 2012

Orca Sightings

written by Chris Fallows

This was our 4th encounter in False Bay with the group of 4 since 2009 (now known to us as A pod) that includes two very noticeable individuals, Mannemerak, the friendly female orca ( often bow rides or stern rides) with the bulbous hump on her do...

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A great white shark breaching at Seal Island, False Bay

General NewsPosted on: Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Shark Images

written by Monique Fallows

Chris did not start out to be a shark or wildlife photographer. Rather his passion comes first from spending time with nature. Of course being one of the first people to document Great White sharks breaching gave way to the opportunity of also cap...

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A great white shark caught in nets off Fish Hoek beach, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Sunday, 11 March 2012

Great White Killed in Fishing Nets off Fish Hoek

written by Monique Fallows

We just received tragic news that a very large 4.3 meter (14 foot) female Great white shark was caught and drowned in a whelk fishing net off Fish Hoek beach today. There has been a fishing licence issued for whelk that allows the fishermen to use...

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A spotted gully shark in Struibaai.

General NewsPosted on: Monday, 5 March 2012

Spotted Gully Shark Encounter

written by Monique Fallows

Every summer Chris I aim to try and dive with this normally shy species of shark. They live in temperate waters and can be found in the kelp forests, shallow bays and off sandy beaches. They are endemic to Southern Africa but are cousins to the A...

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Stop shark finning!

General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Neurotoxins In Shark Fins

written by Monique Fallows

Neurotoxins In Shark Fins: A Human Health Concern MIAMI (February 23, 2012) -- Sharks are among the most threatened of marine species worldwide due to unsustainable overfishing. Sharks are primarily killed for their fins alone, to fuel the gro...

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