Leatherback stranding

December 17, 2011 by dyertrust

 

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Shark Entertainment Inc. donates to DICT

December 15, 2011 by dyertrust

For Dyer Island Conservation Trust's senior biologist, Alison Towner, Christmas came early. Once they wrapped up shooting for 2012s Discovery Channel Shark Week, Jeff Kurr of Shark Entertainment Inc. donated the Shark Spy system. Shark Spy is an underwater HD panning/zooming camera that can be mounted at the bottom of the sea to monitor activity. Make sure you check out next year's SharkWeek to see the incredible footage Shark Spy can capture!

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Baby Cape fur seal stranded at Danger Point

December 15, 2011 by dyertrust

During the month of December, we often get many reports of stranded Cape fur seal pups. Pupping time is in full swing and the massive (+300kg) adult males are still on the island causing chaos defending their territories from rival males and it is during that chaos that many pups are kicked off the island. Usually when we receive reports of stranded pups, they are often beyond our help either by injuries or they have perished during their long journey to the beach.

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Whale Blog Launched

December 07, 2011 by dyertrust

The first important steps have been taken and the monitoring of the cetaceans in the Greater Dyer Island area has begun. This blog will keep you informed about the progress of the PhD project.

Katja Vinding PetersenKatja Vinding Petersen is a student at the Univeristy of Pretoria, Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology & Entomology and she is the driving force in the project.

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