Yearly Archives: 2014

Dyer Island acoustic receiver roll over

How to Track a Great White Shark - the DICT's first mini-documentaryDecember 03, 2012 by dyertrustJoin 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 to the [...]

Dec 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Sylvia Earle Visit the DICT and Marine Dynamics

Dissection on smaller shark speciesAugust 01, 2012 by dyertrustDue 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 function!Here at [...]

Dec 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Stories of Help – FNB Protects Penguins…

Whale Shark strandingDecember 27, 2012 by dyertrustOn 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 arrival, we found a [...]

Dec 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Stories of Help – FNB Protects Penguins…

Whale Shark strandingDecember 27, 2012 by dyertrustOn 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 arrival, we found a [...]

Dec 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

International Coastal Cleanup 2014

Beach clean up with DibanisaJune 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 to the girls about [...]

Sep 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Critically Endangered Turtle saved!!!!

Amy's most challenging aspectsJuly 09, 2012 by dyertrustWhat 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 want a shark [...]

Sep 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Critically Endangered Turtle saved!!!!

Amy's most challenging aspectsJuly 09, 2012 by dyertrustWhat 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 want a shark [...]

Sep 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot ? highlighting our world…

Keep on the lookout for an Elephant on the beach!April 10, 2012 by dyertrustThe Dyer Island Conservation Trust (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 [...]

Aug 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|