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

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

Culling Great White Sharks Is Not The Answer!

In light of the recent shark attack of an abalone diver in Western Australia on Tuesday, the 8th of October 2013, a catch and kill order was issued to cull the suspected Great White Shark responsible for the attack. Greg Pickering, 55, was diving for abalone off Poison Creek at Cape Arid National Park, about 180 kilometres east of Esperance, when he was attacked by a suspected Great White Shark on Tuesday morning. He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where he underwent surgery for the serious injuries sustained to his torso and face. This is the second shark attack [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Culling Great White Sharks Is Not The Answer!

Shark Awareness & Safety Tips: Seasonal Increase In Great White Sharks

With Spring under way and the end of our Great White Shark cage diving season in False Bay approaching, African Shark Eco-Charters would like to raise the shark awareness for all beach and ocean users of the seasonal increase of Great White Sharks in the in-shore area during the summer months.   Great White Sharks are present off the coast of South Africa all year round but there is a distinct seasonal pattern to the presence and absence of Great White Sharks, which is mainly dictated by what they are feeding on at the time. This seasonal movement behaviour is not unique to False Bay, and  has [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Awareness & Safety Tips: Seasonal Increase In Great White Sharks

Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Cage diving with Great White Sharks - a must while in Cape Town " What a crazy fun experience! I will start out by saying, if you get motion sickness be sure to take your meds! The sea looked extremely calm on shore but was very different once out where we anchored. The entire crew is very professional and provided good instruction throughout the entire morning. The journey begins with a 25 minute boat ride to Seal Island where you can see thousands of seals and begin to watch for shark kills. After awhile a decoy seal is pulled behind [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Why Do Great White Sharks Move Inshore

Why do Great White Sharks move inshore? The Great White Sharks’ inshore movement starts to be seen as spring time arrives in Cape Town. As the sea temperatures begin to warm up False Bay, and the wind patterns start to change from a North Westerly to a South Easterly wind , the bay's see's an abundant of sea life coming in. Its still very cold here in False Bay, and the SE wind is icy to our bones, but for the last two weeks the SE wind has been blowing, and already there has been an inshore shark sighting. It [...]

By | 2017-06-08T08:45:14+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Why Do Great White Sharks Move Inshore

Alan Fox searches for Great White Sharks

We met the crew of African Shark Eco-Charters on the dock in Simon's Town, South Africa, an hour before sunrise. It was 40 degrees F with a 25 mph breeze blowing in from the ocean, wintertime in the Southern Hemisphere. Even as I zipped my windbreaker, I realized it was not quite up to the task. "We haven't been out for three days because of the weather, but we are going to try it today and see what happens," said divemaster Gary. "There are big swells out there, but the forecast says it may calm down later." We followed him [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Alan Fox searches for Great White Sharks

Dive with Great White Sharks- One Of Oceans Great Secrets

Come Dive with great white sharks. A creature that remains one of the ocean’s great secrets. Mysterious, cloaked in myth, superstition and an abundance of bad press, there are few known actual facts about these elusive predators. We do know that they are far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. Perhaps it is because we know so little about them that we fear them so irrationally. While we know a lot about their physical characteristics and internal physiology and even a good deal about their feeding behaviour, this is where the knowledge ends.  How much of their behaviour is [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Dive with Great White Sharks- One Of Oceans Great Secrets

Shark Cage Diving with the mysterious great white sharks

A creature that remains one of the ocean’s great secrets is the great white shark. Mysterious, cloaked in myth, superstition and an abundance of bad press, there are few known actual facts about these elusive predators. We do know that they are far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. Perhaps it is because we know so little about them that we fear them so irrationally. While we know a lot about their physical characteristics and internal physiology and even a good deal about their feeding behaviour, this is where the knowledge ends.  How much of their behaviour is [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving with the mysterious great white sharks

Where Can You Find Great White Sharks?

Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa is the best place to see the breaching Great White Shark Where Can You Find Great White Sharks? The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks and you can find Great White Sharks in almost every region of the globe from cold seas to the tropics, and from coastal to oceanic seas. You mainly find Great White Sharks between the latitudes of 60° North and 60° South, in waters ranging in temperature between 14° C and 24° C. Research has shown that Great White Sharks [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Where Can You Find Great White Sharks?

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