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

By | October 24th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

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 zig-zag leaping, A group of travelling seals suddenly exploding from the water in multiple directions, A Great White Shark breaching, with or without a seal in its mouth, A bloody splash, often accompanied by a spreading oily slick, or Kelp Gulls or other seabirds wheeling over or plunging repeatedly toward [...]

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

By | October 22nd, 2013|Tour Happening's|

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 More than 70 million sharks were killed last year to satisfy the greedy demand from China's wealthy for shark fin soup, which is really devastating to hear. The team at African Shark Eco-Charters are very pleased to see that positive changes are starting to take effect. Sharks are an important part of [...]

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Eye to eye with a great white shark

By | August 6th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

So the Great white sharks have been buzzing lately with four, five sometimes even six or seven different great whites to the boat.                                                                A great white shark ( above) eye balls a cage diver. The predations have been pretty good too. We have noticed the the Great whites have been rather efficient in killing the cape fur seals recently with loads of what we call "one hit wonders" which is when a great white breaches on a cape fur seal and gets it in the first breach. Straight kill... Needless to say there have been some spectacular "follow ups" which is when the great white doesn't get the fur seal with the initial breach and has to follow up [...]

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Juvenile Great White Shark has fins brutally hacked off

By | January 29th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Incredibly sad pictures taken by Adam Baugh of a juvenile female Great White Shark who had her fins brutally hacked off by some locals in Mozambique on Monday, the 28th of January. It is always disturbing to see and hear of such cruel and horrifying acts, and just goes to prove that education is now more vital than ever. Please share this message and help in the battle to save our Great White Sharks!! Juvenile Great White Shark caught by locals in Mozambique Adam Baugh watches helplessly from the sideline Incredibly brutal! Educate yourself about these magnificent animals by joining us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching and cage diving trips. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season to be from [...]

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Great White Shark Breaching At It’s Best

By | January 16th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTWCNbI0_oY Great White Shark Breaching At It's Best. Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breaching behaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season to be from May to end of August and the best months for the predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on the shark cage diving and surface viewing. Transfers: Optional: Return transfers from designated pickup points in Cape Town Duration: Approx 5.5 hours. The trip departs from Simon’s town at 7am sharp and returns at 12h30. Here are some very important questions to ask when choosing a great white shark [...]

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