Birkenhead Animal Rescue Centre

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” – Anthony Douglas Williams An organisation that is close to all of our hearts here in Gansbaai is the Birkenhead Animal Rescue Centre (BARC). BARC is a…Read More

Ozeankind

Be the change you want to see in the world. We’ve all heard this phrase. It makes us think a better world and of the possibilities that could be achieved if we all lived by this motto. But then in the back of our minds is the voice telling most of us “I’m just one…Read More

Meet the Shark Team

It takes a whole team to ensure our clients have the best possible experience! Working in an environment where you know your team members have your back does not only create so much confidence but also brings great job satisfaction. Over the next couple of weeks I will introduce you to some of these amazing…Read More

Don’t roll your eyes at me

White Shark Projects strive to teach both volunteers and our clients all about sharks. We regularly give our volunteers presentations on shark biology, behaviour, evolution and conservation. Sharks have been swimming around in the ocean for 450 million years. During this time they have developed abilities that have made them the ocean predators we see…Read More

Bitten off more than they could chew!

White Shark Projects has been running for an incredible 30 years and on occasion we have witnessed nature at its best – The incredible battle of a great white predating on a Cape fur seal. However, even though great white sharks are one of the ocean’s most powerful predators, with a bite force three times…Read More

Ocean Butterflies

Today White Shark Projects staff and volunteers took 12 children and 5 teachers from The Butterfly Centre, Stanford on a coastal clean-up in Gansbaai. White Shark Projects visit The Butterly Centre once a month to teach the children about the importance of our oceans and marine wildlife. Having previously been given a presentation by White…Read More

Eat your greens, so you grow up big and strong!

When people hear the word “SHARK” they think of a meat eating ocean predator. The infamous Great White Shark’s diet for example consists of things like – seals, rays, smaller sharks, game fish and dead whales. HOWEVER, recent studies have discovered that there are at least two species of shark that are omnivorous – meaning…Read More

Shark Alley

One of the most famous channels of water in the world is one we call Shark Alley. You will hear it mentioned on numerous documentaries and one of the most common questions asked in Gansbaai is “Where is Shark Alley?” Shark Alley is situated between two islands, Dyer Island and Geyser Rock – these islands…Read More

Small Shark Tagging

Whit Shark Projects are now assisting the Oceanographic Research Institute’s (ORI) Cooperative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP). This is a long term environmental project with an aim of ensuring the sustainable use of South Africa’s fish resources. The ORI-CFTP is a voluntary project that relies on conservation conscious anglers and public to report the recapture of…Read More

Shark Love

Georgina Pendell, one of our Marine Biologists got married last month. As can only be expected this was the most beautiful Shark inspired wedding I have ever seen. Jan & Georgie made sharks seem like romantic creatures….Here is her story of how she ended up with a Shark Wedding Cake! Being as English as they…Read More

ABC’s of Shark Cage Diving

“Shark”, the mere term strikes fear in the hearts of most who hear it. But when combined with “cage” & “diving”, it completely boggles the minds of those same souls. I am here today to dispel any and all of those preconceived fears. The concept of shark cage diving is far more simple and definitely…Read More

Learning From Sharks

So what is biomimicry? Basically biomimicry is using designs seen in nature to benefit us. Without most people realising it, we have always used nature and the way it has evolved to solve problems and be more efficient. Something as simple as Velcro is an example of biomimicry.   In 1941, Velcro was invented by…Read More

Ocean Superheroes

One of White Shark Projects main aims is to raise ocean awareness by showing how some of our daily activities, although seemingly innocent, can have a negative impact on the ocean. White Shark Projects believe that environmental education is vital in aiding the conservation of our beautiful marine ecosystem. We are in a constant battle…Read More

Megalodon vs Great White

Sharks have been swimming our oceans for nearly 450 million years giving them enough time to become one of the top marine predators we see today here in Gansbaai. The largest shark to have ever roamed our oceans was the Megalodon (Otodus megalodon). However, this enormous prehistoric shark, may have actually met its end due…Read More

Hey Mr. Stingray!

Gansbaai is a special place in the fact that it has a unique marine ecosystem. Here at White Shark Projects we feel very lucky that we get to experience the wonderful marine wildlife Gansbaai has to offer during our shark cage diving excursions. Recently, we have had some great activity from one of my favourite…Read More

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