Infographic - Introducing the Marine Big 5

November 21, 2013 by dyertrust

Finally it seems our Marine Big 5 are starting to get the recognition they deserve! We found this infographic which introduces all the members and illustrates some interesting facts about each of them. So many people think about the safari big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) when you mention Africa, but fewer people know that in South Africa we have the Marine Big 5. Not only that, but even less people know that Gansbaai is the place they call home. We are so proud of our Marine Big 5. Take a look at the infographic below and let us know which member is your favourite.

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Bronze Whaler Sharks at Dyer Island, Gansbaai South Africa

November 14, 2013 by dyertrust

With the recent sightings of Bronze Whaler Sharks around our tourism partner, Marine Dynamics Shark Tours, cage diving vessel - Slashfin, the intrigues of this species has caused us to look at their distribution, habitat and behaviour more closely to try and understand why they are visiting these boats.

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DICT at 17th EEA Conference

November 11, 2013 by dyertrust

From 1-3 November, Dyer Island Conservation Trust marine biologists, Oliver and Michelle, presented some of our white shark research at the 17thEuropean Elasmobranch Association(EEA) conference.

The Shark Trust hosted this years event in Plymouth, UK.

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Rolling Hills Zoo Supports the DICT

November 09, 2013 by dyertrust

Early in 2013 the DICT was approached by Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina, America, as a possible charity for a long term fundraising project.

We were ever so glad, as the DICT is an NPO that relies on people with big conservation orientated hearts to sponsor the projects and operations of the Trust.
Beginning November 2013 we received the following wonderful news from the Rolling Hills Zoo team:

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Marine Evening condemns Marine Pollution

November 08, 2013 by dyertrust

Marine Evenings hosted by Marine Dynamics, Dyer Island Cruises and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust at the Great White House in Kleinbaai, provides a platform for Conservationists and Scientists in marine related fields to share their knowledge with our Overstrand community.

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Whale Week 2013 - Filling a life sized wire whale with plastics

November 07, 2013 by dyertrust

The statistics for ocean pollution makes for very grim reading a study done in 2006 by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) estimates that every square mile of ocean is infested with around 46,000 pieces of plastic - today we expect this figure to be up to 27 times higher.

Every year we lose over a million seabirds, and more than 100,000 ocean mammals killed by pollutants in our oceans. We want to lay the blame for this on ocean-going vessels dumping their rubbish out at sea, but the truth is that in excess of 80% of ocean garbage comes from land, from you and I.

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