Visit our biologists at the Hermanus Whale Festival

September 25, 2012 by dyertrust

Once again it is the Hermanus Whale Festival. Hope to see you at the Marine Endangered Species Expo for some interesting talks and displays.

See the programme below or go towww.whalefestival.co.za

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International coastal clean up day

September 19, 2012 by dyertrust

What a beautiful day to be on the beach and doing some good. After meeting at the Great White House for a briefing on dos and donts of beach clean ups the team of about 50 headed off to Romans Bay, an area we were soon to discover is full of litter. The younger children from Flower Valley Early Learning Centre did the Kleinbaai harbour area.

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Killer whales in Dyer Island area

September 14, 2012 by dyertrust

What is that? Is it splashes from a boat? Is it the wind coming in? NO! It is hundreds of common dolphins swimming into the bay!!!

From the top of the water tower we can see up to 15km on a good day with clear visibility. On this unique day in August we spotted a pod of common dolphins 11 km away. The pod stretched more than 1 km. We alerted the whale watching boat and directed them to the sighting. They called us back shortly afterwards and reported that besides the dolphins they saw 7-8 killer whales hunting the dolphins. This is a known behaviour along South African coasts, but has never been observed in our Dyer Island area. In fact this is only the second time that killer whales have been sighted from the whale watching boat since we started in 2000. So the excitement level was high and the DVD was watched over and over again in the offices in the afternoon.

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