How to Track a Great White Shark – the DICT’s first mini-documentary

How to Track a Great White Shark - the DICT's first mini-documentary December 03, 2012 by dyertrust Join the Dyer Island Conservation Trusts marine biologists as they explain the step by step process of manually tagging and tracking great white sharks. This video offers a unique insight into how great white shark tracking is performed in Gansbaai, while explaining its importance [...]

Dec 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Sylvia Earl Visit the DICT and Marine Dynamics

Sylvia Earl visit DICT December 7, 2014 by dyertrust Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned oceanographer has led more than 100 expeditions with more than 7000 hours underwater exploring the deepest parts of the ocean. Lecturer and author of over 150 publications, she has previously served as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Her involvement and commitment to ocean research [...]

Dissection on smaller shark species

Dissection on smaller shark species August 01, 2012 by dyertrust Due to the fact that the weather has had a mind of its own over the past few days, we at DICT have taken it upon ourselves to provide our volunteers not only with interesting facts about sharks and other marine organisms, but also with an in-depth insight into how they [...]

Dec 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Whale Shark stranding

Whale Shark stranding December 27, 2012 by dyertrust On Thursday, 14th December 2012, the DICT was notified of a Whale Shark which has stranded in Pearly Beach. DICT Biologists and Volunteers rushed out to the site to assess the situation. We are always optimistic about strandings, hoping that we can manage to help the animal back into the ocean. Unfortunately, upon [...]

Dec 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Alison Towner, Senior Biologist for the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. She graduated in MSc Zoology

Alison Towner, Senior Biologist for the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. She graduated in MSc Zoology December 17, 2012 by dyertrust The 17th of December 2012 was a very special day for Alison Towner, Senior Biologist for the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. She graduated in MSc Zoology from the University of Cape Town, this 2 year project was a research based masters [...]

Dec 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Giant Petrel Rescue

Giant Petrel Rescue July 20, 2012 by dyertrust A team of DICT staff collected another Giant Petrel this week, this time the bird was found swimming around Kleinbaai harbour with an injury to the right wing. Dickie Chivell of Dyer Island Cruises braved the cold water and managed to catch the bird using a net. The bird was taken care of [...]

Nov 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Beach clean up with Dibanisa

Beach clean up with Dibanisa June 01, 2012 by dyertrust   DICT conducted a beach clean upat Kleinbaai together with the Dibanisa Programme. 'The girls were welcomed with hot dogs and cold drink. Due to the rain, they had to make some makeshift rain coats out of the plastic bags used for the beach clean-up! Nikki (DICT's new Operations Manager) spoke [...]

Sep 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Amy’s most challenging aspects

Amy's most challenging aspects July 09, 2012 by dyertrust What has been the most challenging aspect of your project? There is one glaringly obvious challenge with this project and that is not getting your equipment damaged or eaten by a great white shark, owner of the most famous and notorious jaws in nature and popular culture. On the flipside you dont [...]

Sep 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Keep on the lookout for an Elephant on the beach!

Keep on the lookout for an Elephant on the beach! April 10, 2012 by dyer They are a deep diving seal (upwards of 1500m!) and eat a variety of food including eels, squid, some sharks, and fish. Elephant seals haul out often to warm up before returning to the sea, and this is the most probably explanation for his behaviour and [...]

Aug 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

APSS Groundbreaking Ceremony August 2014

APSS Groundbreaking Ceremony August 2014 August 21, 2014 by dyertrust On the 19th of August a group of high level individuals passionate about conservation, gathered at the Birkenhead Lodge grounds at Gansbaai in the Western Cape, to launch a significant partnership aimed at providing a sanctuary for the endangered African Penguin and Seabirds. The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) will [...]