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Shark News2023-08-16T08:37:17+02:00

SHARK NEWS

Shark News is brought to you by Jessica Smit of White Shark Projects and her expect team. Please also check out our Shark Facts page. There is lots of information about all of our sharks and fascinating marine life.

Shark Tagging Project

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Protecting our smaller sharks Throughout the year, White Shark Projects team have been tagging small shark species as part of the Oceanographic Research Institute's Cooperative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP). All the data White Shark Projects collects goes towards the ORI-CFTP and helps to conserve South Africa's fish resources. In addition, the project gives White Shark Projects volunteers an opportunity to [...]

Keeping Our Seas Plastic Free

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Plastic Pollution Every year, an estimated 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans. Once there, plastic wreaks havoc on marine life, entangling and being ingested by animals. Tragically and needlessly, 100 million marine animals die each year because of plastic waste. We all have a responsibility to cut down on plastic and recycle whenever possible. We must also reduce [...]

The Shark Man

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The Shark Man My name is Tom Slough and I am a marine biologist. When I was asked  what I wanted to be when I grew up I always thought I would be a fireman.  As years went by and my fascination with sharks grew my answer changed, I wanted to be just like Andre Hartman! For those of you [...]

Zero Waste Living – At Home

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Plastic Pollution A staggering 8.8 million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year, polluting the water, killing millions of animals and even putting human health at risk. It is important to find ways to reduce single use plastic consumption in all aspects of our lives to decrease the amount of waste ending up in our seas. White Shark Projects [...]

Zero Waste Living

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Did You Know? 73% of beach clean litter Worldwide is composed of plastic. Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year. The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year. Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced worldwide. Every year, 8.8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the ocean. At this [...]

Gansbaai South Africa – Five Reasons Why You Need To Visit

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Gansbaai South Africa Gansbaai South Africa is a popular tourist attraction, best known for its great white sharks and superb whale watching. It is well worth visiting and there are an array of activities for the adventurous traveller. Here are some great activities you should experience on your visit to Gansbaai: Gansbaai South Africa, Great White Shark diving experience with [...]

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