Yearly Archives: 2014

Magnificent humpback whales

Magnificent humpback whales August 16, 2012 by dyertrust The humpback whales have been magnificent this July! By passing through the area as cargo trains they blew our minds in how precise and predicable they re-surface. It has been an absolutely pleasure to track them from the water tower! Another great pleasure is that the southern right whales have been observed on [...]

Aug 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Dead shark dissection results

Dead shark dissection results August 05, 2012 by dyertrust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) retrieved a dead white shark from the shore of Dyer Island on 19 June 2012. The shark had no external signs of stress or markings that could suggest any cause of death. It was then transported to Cape Town by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) [...]

Aug 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Exciting Donations for Shark Research

Exciting Donations for Shark Research January 27, 2012 by dyertrust Well January 2012 has certainly kicked off well for shark research. Shark clients of Marine Dynamics have continued to be generous with two notable donations that we just have to tell you about. First Elias and Alexandre Jacobson from Sweden donated R10 000 (66 blocks) and then Rita Myers of the [...]

Jul 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Home Renovations at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Home Renovations at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony July 17, 2012 by dyertrust Dyer Island conservation Trust and Marine Dynamic volunteers joined forces with Sanparks Boulders Beach staff and volunteers to do a bit of home maintenance. The Faces of Need African penguin housing project aimed at improving fledgling success has grown dramatically since its inception in 2006. Homes have been placed [...]

The Southern right whales are back

The Southern right whales are back July 16, 2012 by dyertrust Breaching humpback whales, feeding groups of Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins and southern right whales returning for the season These are some of the amazing sightings the theodolite tracking team and the guests on the Whale Whisperer have been experiencing in June. The theodolite tracking has been running smooth even though the [...]

May 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cleaning up with DICT

Cleaning up with DICT July 20, 2012 by dyertrust Cleaning up with DICT and the Overstrand Municipality Gansbaai Dyer Island Conservation Trust recently hosted a young dynamic group of students from the USA who assisted in a beach cleanup at Franskraal beach. We were fortunate enough to have Benjamin Kondokter from the Overstrand Municipality join us and impart his valuable knowledge. [...]

May 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration

National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration September 09, 2013 by dyertrust   On the 6th September, we were privileged to have the Our time with this interesting group was far too short but we did have the opportunity to briefly present to them how our commercial operations directly benefit the Trust.

Apr 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cooking with Sustainable Marine Resources

Cooking with Sustainable Marine Resources September 04, 2013 by dyertrust On Tuesday, 3rd September 2013, the internationally acclaimed MasterChef series broadcast their visit to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. Ozzy Osman, a 22 year old accounting student from Johannesburg, was one of the final five contestants on MasterChef SA on Tuesday 27th August 2013. In this episode - aptly named End [...]

Great White Shark legend returns

Great White Shark legend returns February 27, 2012 by dyertrust Marine Dynamics and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust are excited to announce that legendary shark Slashfin has been spotted again, and better yet, tagged. I couldn't believe it when I saw such a massive shark swimming past Lwazi, and that it was Slashfin was a huge bonus, said Marine Dynamics marine [...]

Feb 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|