Chasing Shadows – The Art of Filming Great Whites

Chasing Shadows – The Art of Filming Great Whites. By Naomi Pleizier Television and film have made the sharks’ breaching at Seal Island an iconic natural phenomenon, but little do viewers know the time and effort that goes into filming these spectacular events. This past week we had a film crew on our boat, Buel Pointer 2, and we experienced once again all the heart and energy that goes into filming the flying sharks.   The first thing that amazes me is the volume of equipment that a film crew lugs onto the boat. Pelican case upon Pelican case of [...]

By |2015-05-27T14:22:23+00:00August 8th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Chasing Shadows – The Art of Filming Great Whites

Great White Sharks mysterious migration

Migration is one of the great mysteries of the animal kingdom that continue to elude scientists worldwide. While this phenomenon is witnessed in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, insects, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and amphibians, surprisingly little definitive knowledge is understood about its mechanisms and specifics.  Broadly, migration refers to the large scale movement of an animal group from one place to another.  However, the reasons or triggers for such movements are varied; including seasonal changes in weather patterns and food availability to breeding behaviour. There is even something called irruptive migrations within certain species, which are migrations that [...]

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Great Whites sharks Seal Island in False Bay is unbelievable!

False Bay: Full of life and ready to entertain you! The past few days at Seal Island in False Bay have been unbelievable! After the strong storm over the weekend, dawn broke Monday morning on the water to a beautiful sunrise over the mountains and a very welcomed warm, sunny day. We started the morning with an amazing breach on our decoy by one of our favourite and most well-known great white sharks, ‘Cuz’. The breach was a full, out of the water hit on our fake seal, leaving all guests and crew on board the Blue Pointer 2 jumping [...]

By |2015-05-21T14:02:08+00:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Great Whites sharks Seal Island in False Bay is unbelievable!

The great white shark called Madiba

MADIBA Howdy Fellow Sharkies…… So you all probably wondering I have headed this Blog MADIBA….Well here it goes. MADIBA is the nickname not only to our ex president Nelson Mandela who birthday we celebrated on the 18th July 2012 but also to a shark that was tagged  as part of the OCEARCH tagging project. This shark was tagged on the 8th March 2012 up the coast in Mossel Bay. This shark payed us a visit 2 weeks ago, meaning this animal has swum more than 300km down the coast to Seal Island. Over 35 sharks were tagged. This is the first [...]

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