The Importance of Sharks

2023-12-17T06:41:16+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Why are sharks so important? This is a question many people ask. The importance of sharks and the roles they play in the ocean are often unknown by the general public. Therefore attitudes towards sharks and protecting them are quite negative. So, lets break this down and provide some answers as to what sharks bring to the table. Sharks [...]

The Shark Man

2023-12-17T06:51:15+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

2023-12-17T06:57:07+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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

2023-12-17T06:32:14+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies Walk

2023-12-17T06:54:59+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies only walk started back in 2006. Raising awareness and funds for cancer survivors and friends and families alike who had lost loved ones to this disease. The route back then was a hike and camp along the way from Struisbaai to Hermanus. Twenty-six brave women were to start something bigger than they could have [...]

Parrie the Stingray

2023-08-16T09:22:50+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When you travel to a new place, often you will hear about famous people, history and landmarks that make that place unique. Well, Struisbaai, a little town situated in the Overberg region has a different kind of famous attraction– Parrie the Stingray. Who’s Parrie you ask? Parrie is a celebrity in these parts and is in fact…. A short-tail [...]

A Nature Lover’s Guide to the Overberg – Part 2

2023-06-21T02:04:50+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the previous blog I shared with you just a handful of activities to do around South Africa’s Overberg region from the animal side of things. The Overberg displays spectacular beauty with its rolling hills, mountains, valleys and dramatic coastlines… So this week, I am sharing some of the great activities for experiencing those breathtaking natural sights. Quad Biking SA [...]

A Nature Lover’s Guide to the Overberg

2023-08-17T15:29:28+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Georgina Vermeulen- Searching For her Dream As a huge shark enthusiast, I originally came to South Africa to follow my life-long dream of seeing Great White Sharks. However, once here I realized that there is a lot more to this amazing country than sharks. In particular, the Overberg region offers a lot of incredible activities for nature lovers As a [...]

Zero Waste Living – Recycling & Composting

2023-06-21T02:07:46+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

For our last installment of Zero Waste Living, White Shark Projects are showing you more ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and make your way towards zero waste living from your home: So why not try some of the simple changes we have showed you the past few weeks and help take care of the ocean we rely so [...]

Zero Waste Living – Travel

2023-06-21T02:09:26+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Global tourism has risen significantly since the end of the second world war. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) there was a record breaking 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals in 2018. Many of these people travel to explore the natural wonders and wildlife that inhabit our wonderful planet. White Shark Projects encourage our shark cage diving clients to think [...]

Unicorn Preparatory School Beach Clean

2023-12-17T06:43:43+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

White Shark Projects continues 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 ecosystems. Through public outreach events such as school presentations, beach cleans and Recycle Swop Shop, we [...]

Gansbaai Great White Shark Activity

2023-12-17T06:50:30+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

White Sharks Are Back! Last week, White Shark Projects were excited to welcome back one of our favorite Great White Sharks to Gansbaai. The great white shark we know as 'Mini Nemo' is an incredible 3.6 metre male that we have been observing from our shark cage diving vessel for at least seven years now. Due to his very distinct [...]

Sun, Sea and Sharks

2018-10-15T14:49:18+02:00|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Living in Gansbaai (The Great White Capital of the World) we see more of these animals than pretty much anyone else on the planet. Great white shark sightings are common and every year thousands of tourists flock to the area to cage dive with these legendary apex predators. Gansbaai is very special in this respect, as very few places in [...]

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