What Age do Great White Sharks Reach

What Age do Great White Sharks Reach Here at African Shark Eco-Charters, we have recently been getting a lot of questions about what age do Great White Sharks reach, and there is no easy answer to this question, because there is not really a lot of data on this, the main source of information we gather is from the inshore habitats of the Great White Shark that we easily access, and this is not a true reflection of the Great White Shark in its natural habitat. If you look at the existing estimates and the research that they are based on [...]

By | 2017-01-05T08:23:33+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What Age do Great White Sharks Reach

Great White Sharks Migration Patterns

Great White Sharks Migration Patterns All of us at African Shark Eco-Charters, get to spend a lot of time with the Great White Sharks in False Bay, and they are fascinating animals, one of the most fascinating secrets of these Great Whites is their Migration patterns as they do not live here in False Bay permanently, but rather move to other parts of the globe with great efficiency. It has only been recently that we have been able to unlock this secret due to the recent tagging of the Great White Sharks. Migration is one of the great mysteries of [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Sharks Migration Patterns

What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark?

Join African Shark Eco-Charters and let us fulfill your dream of coming face-to-face with a Great White Shark What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark? Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark, or have you ever had the privilege of being part of the lucky few people that have? There is no denying that the Great White Shark is the most feared, yet most misunderstood shark in our oceans, and our aim at African Shark Eco-Charters is to change the perceptions of our [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark?

Exclusive web clip for Great White Shark Legend

It is hard to capture in words that moment when you see a Great White Shark in it's natural habitat, up close, in real life. What you see on TV is 99% of the time not what a Great White is all about. The second you capture the moment of witnessing this majestic and misunderstood creature with your own eyes everything changes. It's hard to describe. That moment when the disconnect between what you thought you knew and what you now realise is true is something we are trying to display in the Great White Shark Legend documentary. With that [...]

By | 2018-03-06T13:18:47+00:00 November 1st, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Exclusive web clip for Great White Shark Legend

Different Breaching Techniques Used By Great White Sharks

Following our previous blog post on the anti-predatory strategies of the Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island, here is a post which focuses on the different breaching techniques used by Great White Sharks when hunting for prey. Over millions of years, Great White Sharks have adapted their hunting techniques to include breaching as an effective means to hunt certain species of prey. Seal Island in  False Bay, South Africa is home to the "flying" Great White Sharks, and offers the unique opportunity to witness the highest number of natural predatory events between Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals in the world. [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Different Breaching Techniques Used By Great White Sharks

Anti-predatory Strategies of Cape Fur Seals

Natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals   Anti-predatory strategies of Cape Fur Seals are often observed at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Seal Island provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals, and to observe social interactions among both species. Cape Fur Seals are constantly aware of the imminent threat of Great White Sharks in the area, which is heightened during the winter months (June - August), when the predation of Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals is most intense. Cape Fur Seals have their [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Anti-predatory Strategies of Cape Fur Seals

Tell-Tale Signs Of A Great White Shark Natural Predation Event

Natural predation of a Great White Shark on a Cape Fur Seal Natural predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but natural predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Here are a few tell-tale signs that a natural predation even is happening in the  area: Incoming seals abruptly changing course, Seals suddenly switching from porpoising to rapid [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Tell-Tale Signs Of A Great White Shark Natural Predation Event

African Shark Eco-Charters – No More Shark Fin Soup In China?

According to a recent article published in The Independent, the demand for shark fins and shark fin soup in China has plunged, and there is fresh hope for sharks around the world. The article  sheds some light that the consumption of shark fin soup in China has reduced significantly by 50 - 70% in the past two years, and that shark fin soup has been banned from official banquets thanks to a government campaign against extravagance, a former NBA star, an amalgamation of Chinese business leaders, celebrities and students. Shark fins left to dry on a rooftop. © The Independent [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters – No More Shark Fin Soup In China?

Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay

Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay? We have a perfect job at African Shark Eco-Charters, being able to go out everyday in the marine rich environment of False Bay, we get the chance to see first hand many of the wonderful species that we share this bay with. Many people when they hear the word “shark” in False Bay immediately  think of great white sharks. But, False Bay is home to an incredible  diversity of sharks, rays, skates and chimeras’(all cartilaginous fish)  with 27 different species, representing 15 families recorded in the  inshore waters of the [...]

By | 2018-08-07T05:49:50+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay

Swimming Safely in False Bay this Summer

      With summer on its way and the Great White Sharks moving closer inshore, our shark cage diving season in False Bay has officially come to an end, and African Shark Eco-Charters thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone to keep swimming safely in the water and to obey the Shark Spotter’s Flag Warning System.   Considering the number of people who use the ocean on a daily basis, the actual number of attacks by Great White Sharks is extremely low. People are not the natural prey of the Great White Sharks. Everyone entering the ocean should [...]

By | 2017-06-08T08:22:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Swimming Safely in False Bay this Summer