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Great White Shark 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.

Great White Shark 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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A false killer whale off Cape Point, Cape Town

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Monday, 6 May 2013

False Killer Whale & Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphin

written by Monique Fallows

Venturing off Cape Point into the open ocean often provides great opportunities for seeing a variety of cetacean species (whales and dolphins). So, especially on calm days where we have great visibility, in terms of seeing far ahead of us, we are ...

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A Mako shark off Cape Point, Cape Town

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Sunday, 21 April 2013

Mako Shark Trip

written by Monique Fallows

After a month of pretty bad weather we anxiously watched the forecast of good weather stay true for a great opportunity to head off Cape Point in search of Mako and Blue sharks. The weather did not disappoint and as we headed off Cape Point the se...

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A pod of Orca's in False Bay, Cape Town.

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Thursday, 18 April 2013

Orca Sighting

written by Monique Fallows

Since our extremely exciting time spent with a pod of four orcas in May 2012 we have been impatiently waiting for April 2013. This time of the year False Bay is normally full with baitfish which stimulates a very diverse eco system. First the Afri...

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False killer whale stranding on Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town.

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Sunday, 24 March 2013

False Killer Whale Stranding

written by Monique Fallows

The chaotic stranding event of 55 False Killer whales on Long beach four years ago was fresh in my mind when we received an early morning phone call this past Sunday. 18 False Kiler whales had been reported stranded on Noordhoek beach. We immediat...

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A Ragged Tooth shark on the East Coast.

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Ragged Tooth Sharks & Baby Hammerheads

written by Monique Fallows

Most summers Apex runs an expedition called Sharks of Southern Africa. This expedition focuses on finding and diving with as many different shark species as possible. On this expedition we have a spot up our East coast where we dive in a Smooth Ha...

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A Blue shark feeding on a baitball off Cape Point, Cape Town

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Blue Sharks Feeding on Anchovy Baitball

written by Monique Fallows

December and January are normally a great time for our Pelagic Shark trips that take place off Cape Point. The warm Agulhas Current is normally very close to Cape Point so not having to travel 20 to 30 miles from Cape Point always makes the day ea...

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Great white shark cage diving, Seal Island, False Bay

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Sunday, 29 July 2012

When is it Best to Cage Dive with Great White's

written by Monique Fallows

South Africa provides excellent opportunities to cage dive with Great White Sharks all year round. Currently there are 3 areas of operation where permitted operations offer this unique eco-tourism experience, namely Seal Island, False Bay; Gansbaa...

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A Great White shark breaching on a Cape Fur seal.

Great White Shark NewsPosted on: Friday, 13 July 2012

Old Shark Friends Return to Seal Island

written by Monique Fallows

One of the most surprising and rewarding aspects of working with Great White sharks is getting to know individual animals and their unique personalities and character. The Great White shark is an extremely rare animal and this is clearly displaye...

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