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Cape Point

General NewsPosted on: Thursday, 13 August 2015

What's In A Name

written by Kirsty MacSymon

The History of Cape Point and False Bay begins in 1488, when the Cape of Good Hope was named The Cape of Storms by the first European to reach the Cape; a Portuguese explorer named Bartolomeu Dias. Later on, John II of Portugal called it the Cape ...

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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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Common dolphins in False Bay

Shark BytesPosted on: Thursday, 9 July 2015

June 2015 Shark Bytes

written by Monique Fallows

The last time you heard from us there wasnt too much good news to report on. Sometime around mid-April the great white sharks departed Seal Island and it was a long 6 week wait for them to return. Wow, what a challenging time it was, cancelling o...

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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 pilot whale off Cape Point, Cape Town

Shark BytesPosted on: Friday, 8 May 2015

April 2015 Shark Bytes

written by Monique Fallows

April 2015 is definitely echoing the pattern of the dreaded April of 2012 our sharks are currently missing in action! So, in this Shark Bytes I will briefly update you on our April Great White shark sightings as well as water conditions that c...

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Jimi Partington, crew member of Apex Shark Expeditions

ReviewsPosted on: Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Diary of a Shark Handler

written by Jimi Partington

I find myself lowering tourists into a steel cage, attached to the side of our boat, letting them gather themselves for a few seconds before shouting instructions to pull themselves underwater to come face to face with a Great White shark for the ...

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