Yearly Archives: 2010

STRANDED WHALE SHARK

STRANDED WHALE SHARKDecember 23, 2010 by dyertrustOnce again, our team was called into action on the 23rdDecember 2010, to attend a strandingthis time for a particularly unique animal. Was it a whale? Was it a shark? Both!A 6.0-6.5 meter maleWhale sharkwashed ashore nearPearly Beach. Whale sharks do not normally occur in these waters because they prefer warm tropical waters such as [...]

Dec 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|

BRONZIE COMPETITION HELPS WITH VALUABLE RESEARCH

BRONZIE COMPETITION HELPS WITH VALUABLE RESEARCHDecember 11, 2010 by dyertrustSaturday 11th December 2010 marked the first annual Bronzie Competition, with theTwo Oceans Angling Clubholding a day long catch and release event in False Bay. Determined anglers battled a strong South Easterly to catch themselves a Bronze Whaler Shark.Bronze Whalersor Bronzies as they are known locally are a species of requiem shark [...]

Dec 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|

JUDY & BRUCE MANN VISIT GANSBAAI

JUDY & BRUCE MANN VISIT GANSBAAIDecember 10, 2010 by dyertrustMarine Dynamicsand Dyer Island Conservation Trust were pleased to have Judy and Bruce Mann visit on the 11th December. Judy is the Director of Sea World and Bruce, senior scientist at the Oceanographic Research Institute (South African Association for Marine Biological Research)It was a perfect day for shark cage diving with great [...]

Dec 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG RAISES R30000 FOR THE AFRICAN PENGUIN

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG RAISES R30000 FOR THE AFRICAN PENGUINDecember 09, 2010 by dyertrustThe past year has seen Anton Odendaal ofBirdlife Overbergon a mission for the African penguin. A golf day held in June at which a real live penguin was in attendance kicked off the fundraising. Through this and the raffle of Angela Keys penguin painting, R30 000 was raised for the [...]

Dec 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

MORE THAN 150 AFRICAN PENGUIN CHICKS RESCUED FROM DYER ISLAND

MORE THAN 150 AFRICAN PENGUIN CHICKS RESCUED FROM DYER ISLANDDecember 08, 2010 by dyertrustAn emergency operation to rescue 156 African Penguin chicks from Dyer Island, South Africa, has been successfully co-coordinated byCapeNaturewith the support of theDyer Island Conservation Trustand theSouth African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds(SANCCOB).The chicks faced starvation as they had been born late in the breeding season. [...]

Dec 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|

FISHING LINE BIN PLACED AT PEARLY BEACH

FISHING LINE BIN PLACED AT PEARLY BEACHDecember 07, 2010 by dyertrustAnother fishing line bin has been placed in the Pearly Beach area at Jan-se- Klip. Elrina Versfeld of the Pearly Beach Conservancy (PBC) approachedus after they saw the successful implementation of the bins around Gansbaai.Benjamin Kondokter of the Overstrand Municipality Gansbaai Administration together with Brenda Walters of DICT met Gerald Henrici, [...]

Dec 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|

FISHING LINE BIN PLACED AT PEARLY BEACH

FISHING LINE BIN PLACED AT PEARLY BEACHDecember 07, 2010 by dyertrustAnother fishing line bin has been placed in the Pearly Beach area at Jan-se- Klip. Elrina Versfeld of the Pearly Beach Conservancy (PBC) approachedus after they saw the successful implementation of the bins around Gansbaai.Benjamin Kondokter of the Overstrand Municipality Gansbaai Administration together with Brenda Walters of DICT met Gerald Henrici, [...]

Dec 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Inshore shark research ? Shark Blog 7

Inshore shark research ? Shark Blog 7November 16, 2010 by dyertrustBy DICTs Marine Biologist,Alison TownerInshore shark researchWe have had a fantastic few months of tracking white sharks in Gansbaai. In September, we deployed two acoustic transmitters on to two 4m plus female sharks on the 3rd and 7th of September respectively. Without giving too much away, the results from following these [...]

Nov 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|

DICT PARTNERS WITH FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

DICT PARTNERS WITH FOOTBALL FOUNDATIONNovember 12, 2010 by dyertrustWe areproud to be assisting theFootball Foundationwith their WHALE (We Have A Lovely Environment) education programme!The main focus is to present programmes sharing knowledge and skills with the youth equipping them to take action for the environment, health and social development. Of the six week programme, the Trust is responsible for two sessions. [...]

Nov 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

DICT PARTNERS WITH FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

DICT PARTNERS WITH FOOTBALL FOUNDATIONNovember 12, 2010 by dyertrustWe areproud to be assisting theFootball Foundationwith their WHALE (We Have A Lovely Environment) education programme!The main focus is to present programmes sharing knowledge and skills with the youth equipping them to take action for the environment, health and social development. Of the six week programme, the Trust is responsible for two sessions. [...]

Nov 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|