Yearly Archives: 2013

Painting the World Blue

Thank you TamiJune 26, 2012 by dyertrustThe best compliment of our volunteer programme are those that return yearafter year. Tami Kaschke from Nebraska, US has been visiting us since 2009.She has become part of the family and her expertise and value to the teamhas grown. While here Tami assists with shark research and helps withfunctions of the Trust. The team always [...]

Dec 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Bronze Whaler Sharks at Dyer Island, Gansbaai South Africa

Whale Blog LaunchedDecember 07, 2011 by dyertrustThe first important steps have been taken and the monitoring of the cetaceans in the Greater Dyer Island area has begun. This blog will keep you informed about the progress of the PhD project.Katja Vinding Petersen is a student at the Univeristy of Pretoria, Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology & Entomology and she is [...]

Nov 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Rolling Hills Zoo Supports the DICT

Leatherback strandingDecember 17, 2011 by dyertrust While filming with Blue Note Productions for their latest documentary in 3D, marine biologist Oliver Jewell discovered a deceased stranded Leatherback turtle amongst the rocks. I couldn't believe it, I just happened to look down andbam, it was there!Leatherback turtles are the largest living turtle in the world. Their front flippers can exceed 3m in length [...]

Nov 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Marine Evening condemns Marine Pollution

Spoilt for choice!August 14, 2011 by dyertrustI think the sharks must have started reading ourMarine Dynamicsnewsletters. In July we left off hoping that our sightings would improve and that we would see at least one more spell of activity at Dyer Island again before winter season draws to an end. After a very dry sharky phase at the Island in July, [...]

Nov 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

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

MARINE BIG 5 CONSERVATION MARQUEE AT HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVALAugust 28, 2011 by dyertrustEvery year Hermanus celebrates the arrival of theOur biologist,The Dyer Island Conservation Trust is pleased to announce that Lauren Waller will formally graduate at the end of year graduation ceremony, on 16 December at 10h00. The Trust helped support Laurens studies and continues to support further studies on the [...]

Nov 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Southern Right Whale Annual Aerial Survey

Shark Entertainment Inc. donates to DICTDecember 15, 2011 by dyertrustFor Dyer Island Conservation Trust's senior biologist, Alison Towner, Christmas came early. Once they wrapped up shooting for 2012s Discovery Channel Shark Week, Jeff Kurr of Shark Entertainment Inc. donated the Shark Spy system. Shark Spy is an underwater HD panning/zooming camera that can be mounted at the bottom of the sea [...]

Oct 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Noordkaap Voortrekker 2013 – Supports the Marine Big 5

Baby Cape fur seal stranded at Danger PointDecember 15, 2011 by dyertrustDuring the month of December, we often get many reports of stranded Cape fur seal pups. Pupping time is in full swing and the massive (+300kg) adult males are still on the island causing chaos defending their territories from rival malesand it is during that chaos that many pups are [...]

Oct 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

The DICT deploy VEMCO VR2 listening stations.

A busy July for Alison Towner and the Great white sharksJuly 26, 2011 by dyertrustJuly 2011Studying great white sharks for the last five years in Gansbaai, I have often found myself out at sea wondering just what the sharks are up to on the other side of the headland- in False Bay. I have often imagined the same sharks I am [...]

Sep 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

International Researchers Visit the DICT with Nat Geo

Shark sightingsFebruary 21, 2011 by dyertrustFebruary 2011 has been an excellent month. We have encountered some spectacular white shark sightings and a drastic improvement on shark numbers from December/January. Interestingly, white shark presence has only been documented atDyer Islandand not in the normal shallow water reef system of Joubertsdam. The only female shark we saw in the shallows this month was [...]

Sep 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|