Great White Shark study in the limelight at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town.

June 19, 2013 by dyertrust

It is now evident that the impact of angling and interference pressure on the Great White Sharks , before they were protected in South Africa in 1991, had a much greater effect than anticipated. There is no evidence of a tangible recovery in the numbers of this species.

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Great Danger for the Great White Shark

June 17, 2013 by dyertrust

Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa - The global population of great white sharks - generally estimated at 3000-5000 - may have been significantly overestimated. A recentstudy done by the Biologists of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Mainre Dynamics,has indicated theregionalopen population of Great White Sharks in the Gansbaai area can safely be estimated at between 808 and 1008 individuals, 50% less than the original regional population estimate of 2000.As a result the great white shark - already listed as a species "vulnerable to extinction in the wild" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - may be in greater danger than has been previously recognised. The following link showcases a summary of the study.
http://www.sharkwatchsa.com/projects/great-white-shark-population/