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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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General NewsPosted on: Monday, 27 February 2012

Shark Week

written by Monique Fallows

When is Shark Week Discovery Channels Shark Week is a weeklong series of programs that focuses solely on, you guessed it, Sharks! If you are a shark fanatic you pretty much hole up and dont venture out the house during this week as you engross yo...

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Monique Fallows cage diving with a Great White shark around Seal Island, False Bay.

General NewsPosted on: Monday, 20 February 2012

My Best Shark Cage Diving Experience Ever!

written by Monique Fallows

Many tourists and wildlife fanatics visit Cape Town with their number 1 priority to go shark cage diving with one of the oceans most formidable predators, The Great White Shark. In fact tourism stats show that over 40,000 people participate in cag...

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Seal Island, False Bay, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Thursday, 16 February 2012

Celebrating False Bay, Serengeti of the Sea

written by Chris Fallows

Intro In this next edition of six blogs we will be celebrating the magnificent marine wildlife that can be found in False Bay. The feature will highlight the mega predators of False Bay, their dependence on the bay and interconnectivity with othe...

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General NewsPosted on: Friday, 10 February 2012

Caught on Camera

written by Chris Fallows

Persuading large gamefish to take a lure or well presented bait can be difficult at times. Now try getting close enough to these turbo charged machines without hooking them to take a photograph and you will find that this becomes an even more chal...

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General NewsPosted on: Friday, 10 February 2012

Seal Island, False Bay, a Predators Paradise

written by Chris Fallows

PART ONE Despite Seal Island False Bay being little more than 30 minutes drive from Cape Town, South Africas 3rd largest city, one of the worlds great wildlife phenomena had remained a secret up until 1997. On the 22nd August 1997 from the van...

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General NewsPosted on: Friday, 10 February 2012

Under the Cloak of Darkness

written by Chris Fallows

The fact that Peter Bencheley purposefully chose to further heighten our fear of the Great white Shark by choosing night time as the scene for the opening attack and setting the trend for the rest of the book is significant. To the uneducated the...

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A Blue shark off Cape Point, Cape Town

General NewsPosted on: Monday, 12 December 2011

Pelagic Shark Trip

written by Monique Fallows

The weather report promised great conditions off Cape Point so we were really excited to head off on one of Apex's pelagic tripsinto the marine life rich Agulhas Current yesterday. The water was 17 degrees Celsius at Cape Point and at about 25 mil...

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General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai

written by Monique Fallows

I have had a bit of a shark drought since the Great white shark season ended at Seal Island in mid-September so when we had the opportunity to do some filming in Gansbaai I was really excited to see and cage dive with the great whites again. We h...

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General NewsPosted on: Friday, 28 October 2011

Are The Tides Turning For Sharks

written by Monique Fallows

There has been some negative news of sharks in the press of late so I thought it would be an opportune time to write about some very exciting and positive news that has happened for shark conservation in the last year. A number of shark sanctuari...

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Apex offers the smallest group size (12) of any shark cage diving vessel in South Africa.