Yearly Archives: 2010

DICT ATTENDS WORLD YOUTH STUDENT TRAVEL CONFERENCE

DICT ATTENDS WORLD YOUTH STUDENT TRAVEL CONFERENCEOctober 19, 2010 by dyertrustWORLD YOUTH STUDENT TRAVEL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 2010BEIJING, CHINABeijing, China, was the setting of this years World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) attended byBrenda Walterson behalf ofMarine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust. This event is attended by 565 people from 63 countries and the South African delegation sponsored by the Department of Trade [...]

Oct 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|

JUVENILE LOGGERHEAD TURTLES RELEASED INTO THE WILD

JUVENILE LOGGERHEAD TURTLES RELEASED INTO THE WILDOctober 18, 2010 by dyertrustIt is very exciting to see that theTwo Oceans Aquariumin Cape Town has release 19 Loggerhead turtles that have been in their care. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust rescued two earlier this year (click heretoread originalnews story)whichwere sent to the aquarium.Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta), are an endangered species, and have a [...]

Oct 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

DICT FEATURED WITH VOLKSWAGEN IN LOCAL MAGAZINES

DICT FEATURED WITH VOLKSWAGEN IN LOCAL MAGAZINESOctober 14, 2010 by dyertrustAd agency, Ogilvy Cape Town, approached the Dyer Island Conservation Trust to be a part of the latestVolkswagenadvertising campaign. This donated advertising space is invaluable to the Trust and we are grateful to VW and to Lauren Baker at Ogilvy for choosing the Dyer Island Conservation Trust.More on their BlueMotion campaign:What [...]

Oct 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|

SCHOOL LEARNS ABOUT MARINE POLLUTION

SCHOOL LEARNS ABOUT MARINE POLLUTIONOctober 13, 2010 by dyertrustSheraine fromOverstrand Conservation Foundationwho run the eco-school programme, brought 30 pupils from Okkie Smuts School (Stanford) to theDyer Island Cruiseswhale room where they learnt all about marine pollution and its devastating impacts on our marine life before heading down to Kleinbaai harbour for the clean up.On their return the waste collected was weighed [...]

Oct 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|

STRANDED RISSO DOLPHIN RESCUED

STRANDED RISSO DOLPHIN RESCUEDOctober 12, 2010 by dyertrustAs the animal rescue centre in our area, every day can hold new surprises. Saturday, 9th October, local residents, Alida Olivier and Eddie Enrico were out on the rocks at Haaiklip (Franskraal) when they came across a stranded dolphin. The local paper, the Courant, was contacted, who in turn contacted the Trust.The dolphin, a [...]

Oct 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

RARE SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL

RARE SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEALOctober 11, 2010 by dyertrustThe Dyer Island Conservation Trust received a call from Lucinda Verwey in Vermont (Hermanus) regarding an injured seal at Vermont.It turned out to be a juvenileSouthern Elephant seal(Mirounga leonina), a rare visitor to South Africas shores. Apart from a small injury it was in good condition.There was a small wound on the right hand [...]

Oct 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|

VOORTREKKER SCHOOL SUPPORT THE ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUIN

VOORTREKKER SCHOOL SUPPORT THE ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINOctober 10, 2010 by dyertrustEvery year, the Voortrekkers Grade 7s enjoy an educational time at the African penguin colony at Stony Point (Bettys Bay). Led by educator Danna Smith and her team, the children get to learn all they can about this endangered species.They also support the Dyer Island Conservation TrustFaces of Need penguin nest [...]

Oct 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|

MARINE BIG 5 EXHIBITION AT HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL

MARINE BIG 5 EXHIBITION AT HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVALOctober 09, 2010 by dyertrustThe Hermanus Whale Festival proved a great place to promote the work of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. The festival organizers sponsored our Marine Big 5 exhibition and the Old Harbour Museum agreed we could use the space outside the whale museum. The Festival was 5 days in total this [...]

Oct 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

LIVE STREAMING FROM WHALE FESTIVAL

LIVE STREAMING FROM WHALE FESTIVALSeptember 30, 2010 by dyertrustUPDATE - 30 September - The Marine tent at the Whale Festival was a huge hit and the live streaming was viewed via our different websites from people all over the world - thank you. We hope to post each talk on our DICT YouTube channel shortly.Marine Dynamicsand Dyer Island Conservation Trustwill be [...]

Sep 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN UP

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN UPSeptember 29, 2010 by dyertrustDyer Island Conservation Trust recently joined forces with Overstrand Municipality Gansbaai Administration in placing unique fishing line disposal bins.Biologist Katja Vinding Petersen and I headed out on International Coastal Clean Up Day to visit the local angling shops and boat clubs to spread the word. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and the community [...]

Sep 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|