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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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An orca stranding itself to hunt seals in Punte Norte, Peninsula Valdes

Trip ReportsPosted on: Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Orca's of Punte Norte, Peninsula Valdes

written by Monique Fallows

In terms of spectacular wildlife events I am sure for many of you a number of instances instantly come to mind. In my case Orcas stranding themselves in order to hunt sea lion pups is right up there, even though I did not know much about it. Durin...

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ReviewsPosted on: Sunday, 1 April 2012


written by Maria Clark

Dear Mr. Fallows, My name is Maria Clark. My son, Connor, sent you a letter requesting an autographed picture as part of an assignment for his 5th grade writing class. He received your poster and letter a couple of weeks ago and I just wanted t...

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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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A Mako shark off Cape Point, Cape Town

Shark BytesPosted on: Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February 2012 Shark Bytes

written by Monique Fallows

Great White Sharks, Seal Island Some fantastic news from Seal Island is that our Great white sharks seem to have made a very early return. I almost feel nervous writing about the sharks arriving back at Seal Island, they are so finicky that if t...

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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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