A STINKY DECOMPOSING MESS OR AN UNDERWATER FEAST?

November 27, 2015 by Meredith Thornton Research Coordinator, Dyer Island Conservation Trust

It’s all a matter of opinion!

Just the other day, 25 November, the whale watching/eco trip vessel, Dreamcatcher, from Dyer Island Cruises stumbled upon a dead whale that had already stated turning white due to decomposition. The skin was falling off and the stench had started. It wasn’t possible to figure out which species it was, but from the shape of the flippers it was definitely not a humpback or a southern right whale. It also wasn’t possible to determine the cause of death.

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#MADChristmas

November 24, 2015 by dyertrust

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Its going to be a MADChristmas this year!

Yes, it is that time of the year again. Unbelievable, we know. This year the Dyer Island Conservation Trust launches the #MADChristmas innitiative.

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Orchestral Extravaganza

November 23, 2015 by dyertrust

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presents: The Grootbos Orchestral Extravaganza. For the first time ever, an orchestra will resound in our fynbos paradise on the eve of 16 December in the majestic Forest Lodge.

Experience the finesse of a harmonious masterpiece, combining the top orchestra in the country with the delights of Grootbos.

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ORCHESTRAL EXTRAVAGANZA

November 23, 2015 by dyertrust

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presents: The Grootbos Orchestral Extravaganza. For the first time ever, an orchestra will resound in our fynbos paradise on the eve of 16 December in the majestic Forest Lodge.

Experience the finesse of a harmonious masterpiece, combining the top orchestra in the country with the delights of Grootbos.

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DICT TALK AT HEMEL AND AARDE COMMUNITY CLUB HOUSE, HERMANUS

November 12, 2015 by dyertrust

On Friday the 6th of November the Dyer Island Conservation Trusts team gave a presentation at the Hemel en Aarde valley club house in Hermanus. The evening was hosted by Gerhard Van de Merwe who for the past few weeks has been volunteering his time to help out at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) in Kleinbaai, Gansbaai. He organised the event to introduce the team from the DICT to fellow residents as well as showcasing our delightful new wine label African Penguin reserve which was made in partnership with Creation Wines.

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Marine Evening 27 Oct: The application of Bio Mimicry by Mike Barron

November 02, 2015 by dyertrust

Mike Barron has recently joined our tourism partner's team at Marine Dynamics as Marine Biologist andguideon the shark cage diving vessel, Slashfin. Mike is also busy with his Masters Degree lookinginto the effects of visual sign stimuli on white shark behaviour He has been involved in the Marine biology industry for over 6 years.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Mike decided to make South Africa his home in order to follow hispassion for the amazing wildlife Africa has to offer. Mikes main interest is marineconservation, specifically shark behaviour.

Bio mimicry is the observational science of studying natures amazing and ingenious adaptations to their surrounding environment and using them to create innovative, sustainable approaches to everyday life in the human world.

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