Yearly Archives: 2012

Launch of our research boat

Launch of our research boat October 19, 2009 by dyertrust by DICTs Marine Biologist Alison Towner Hello to all the shark supporters and welcome to the first blog for the DICT white shark research program. We are so excited to finally have contact with all of those who have donated towards our shark project and aim to keep you fully informed [...]

Oct 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

MARINE MONTH

MARINE MONTH October 30, 2009 by dyertrust October has been declared Marine Month and Monday 19th October was a beautiful day for a coastal clean up. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) with the assistance of a very enthusiastic Grade 6 class from Blompark Primary, led by Mr Dreyer, did just that. DICT was given yellow garbage bags and data cards [...]

Oct 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST MAKES DONATION TO PENGUINS-EASTERN CAPE

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST MAKES DONATION TO PENGUINS-EASTERN CAPE December 30, 2009 by dyertrust On the 26th November 2008, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT), made a donation of R10 000 to Penguins-Eastern Cape (PEC), a marine bird rehabilitation centre situated in Cape St. Francis. The centre is dedicated to mitigating the human impact on marine birds and mammals through emergency [...]

Oct 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

WESTERN CAPE DIE VOORTREKKERS GRADE 7 BUY A PENGUIN HOME

WESTERN CAPE DIE VOORTREKKERS GRADE 7 BUY A PENGUIN HOME October 03, 2009 by dyertrust On Wednesday, 30 September, we took a drive to Bettys Bay to meet with the Grade7 students of Die Voortrekker. Every year that grade gets together to learn more about the African Penguin, and together they bought a very important piece of real estate: an African [...]

Oct 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

DONATION FROM AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

DONATION FROM AFRICAN DESTINATIONS October 29, 2009 by dyertrust The Trust is very grateful to members of Virtuoso African Destinations who generously donated R10 000 for dedicated use in whale disentanglements. Wilfred Chivell has been involved in numerous whale disentanglements and officially belongs to the South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN)apartnership with

Oct 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

AFRICAN PENGUIN CHICKS RESCUED

AFRICAN PENGUIN CHICKS RESCUED October 01, 2009 by dyertrust On Lauren Wallers (PhD researcher) nest rounds last week she came across a nest where previously the adults were incubating two eggs. Being interested to see what happens to this nest as it is very late in the season for penguins to be incubating and they should be coming to the end [...]

Sep 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

A mass false killer whale stranding at Kommetjie in Cape Town

MASS WHALE STRANDING IN CAPE TOWN September 19, 2009 by dyertrust On30thMay 2009, a mass false killer whale stranding occurred at Kommetjie inCape Town.Meredith Thornton, Manager of Cetacean Research (Mammal Research Institute,UniversityofPretoria, based at Iziko Museums ofCape Town) provided us with the following information on the incident. False killer whale strandings occur very rarely inSouth Africa.Such a situation has to be [...]

Sep 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|

SEAL RESEARCHERS VISIT GEYSER ROCK

SEAL RESEARCHERS VISIT GEYSER ROCK September 06, 2009 by dyertrust On 10thFebruary 2009, Steve Kirkman and Martin Haupt, researchers who will be studying the movements and foraging behaviour of Cape Fur Seals, visited Geyser Rock, accompanied by Wilfred Chivell of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust.Scat samples were collected for dietary analysis and tests were carried out in order to assess whether [...]

Sep 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Welcome to our Volunteer/Intern blog

Welcome to our Volunteer/Intern blog March 07, 2011 by dyertrust We have had and excellent group of volunteers and interns for the month of January stretching from all around the world. We can actually say it was the United Nations in Kleinbaai for this month. There was Noelle -USA, Blair and BenAustralia, UrielNetherlands, MaireadIreland, DavidUK, NicoleUSA and IngoGermany. The sharks for [...]

Aug 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

BEACH CLEAN UPS

BEACH CLEAN UPS June 07, 2011 by dyertrust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust recently led two beach clean ups, both. The first was as part of the Football Foundations educational programme with scholars from Masakhane. Together with Wilfred Chivell, the team eagerly cleaned up a stretch from the Strandveld Museum in Franskraal. This area yielded a full bag of fishing line [...]

Aug 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|