White Shark Projects had a fun-filled day out with our environmental education group, Ocean Defenders on Saturday 8th February.

The group were taken to Franskraal Beach, Gansbaai where our crew member Mandla talked to them about the damage plastic pollution does to our oceans and the group picked up any litter they could find along the coast.

On the way back the Ocean Defenders took part in a shark and skate eggcase hunt with one of our marine biologists, Georgina Vermeulen. The group found some interesting eggcases, including that of the Cape elephantfish and Twineyed skate. This was then followed by an interactive talk on the importance of the ocean and local shark species.

It is such a joy to witness the happiness the ocean brings to young people. By spending time by the sea and teaching them about the amazing creatures that live there, our Ocean Defenders are gaining respect for the ocean. Through them, we can help change the next generation’s attitudes and impact on our seas.

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Published 10th February 2020