A Great White Shark named Brenda Fassie, who was tagged in Mossel Bay around 7 months ago, made its way along the coast up to Mozambique where she was caught in a gill net and died.

The online Ocearch Global Shark Tracker showed that Brenda’s satellite tag had been transmitting signals from a village in southern Mozambique for a period of nearly two weeks.

At the end of last month, based on dots showing where signal was transmitted from, Brenda swam around the Mozambique Channel.
On October 4, she was near the shoreline and a line from this point shows her tag was moved to an area near the village of Quissico in the Inhambane area of Mozambique.
A number of dots plotted in the village show how her tag has moved around daily.

When zoomed in on, the map shows that at 5.53am on Wednesday, the tag transmitted a signal near a hut and palm tree, where she was believed to have been captured and killed.

Unlike in SA, great white sharks are not protected in Mozambique and it is not illegal to catch them there, making them vulnerable.

For further information on this tragic story, visit: http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/great-white-s-journey-from-sa-to-mozambique-1.1409379#.UIlDRGcpBxq.

Rest in peace, Brenda!


Great White Shark ,Brenda

Great White Shark, Brenda