Yearly Archives: 2016

Chick Season at the Afican Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Whale Festival 2016October 04, 2016 Anwynn LouwThe Hermanus whale festival started 25 years ago. Residents and visitors from all over the world visit the coastal town of Hermanus to see the Southern Right whales and other marine wildlife. This festival focuses on ocean-themed activities, exhibitions and fun for all ages. It is the only eco-marine festival in South Africa.Dyer Island Conservation [...]

Nov 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Marine Month Competition

Southern Right Whale Annual Aerial SurveyNovember 01, 2016 Meredith ThorntonAll across the Southern Hemisphere southern right whales were whaled almost to extinction in the 1700-1900s. It was originally thought that there were as many as 70 000-80 000 animals in total and it is believed that their numbers were reduced to less than 500 individuals!  Fortunately southern right whales were protected [...]

Nov 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Marine Month Competition

Southern Right Whale Annual Aerial SurveyNovember 01, 2016 Meredith ThorntonAll across the Southern Hemisphere southern right whales were whaled almost to extinction in the 1700-1900s. It was originally thought that there were as many as 70 000-80 000 animals in total and it is believed that their numbers were reduced to less than 500 individuals!  Fortunately southern right whales were protected [...]

Nov 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

DICT Environmental Education Programme Camp

MARINE EVENING WITH GIBBS KUGURU - HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND GENETICSSeptember 26, 2016 Brenda du ToitPassionate conservationist and accomplished speaker, Gibbs Kuguru was the recent speaker at the Marine Dynamics marine evening on the 27th September.Gibbs Kuguru is a final year candidate for his MSc in Genetics from Stellenbosch University. His research is primarily focused on the smooth hammerhead sharks in South Africa, [...]

Oct 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

DICT Environmental Education Programme Camp

MARINE EVENING WITH GIBBS KUGURU - HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND GENETICSSeptember 26, 2016 Brenda du ToitPassionate conservationist and accomplished speaker, Gibbs Kuguru was the recent speaker at the Marine Dynamics marine evening on the 27th September.Gibbs Kuguru is a final year candidate for his MSc in Genetics from Stellenbosch University. His research is primarily focused on the smooth hammerhead sharks in South Africa, [...]

Oct 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whale Festival 2016

Arbor Week 2016 - Trees For LifeSeptember 13, 2016 Brenda du ToitThe Dyer Island Conservation Trust Environmental Education Programme (DEEP) went tree planting in the Franskraal Milkwood Forest for Arbor Day. Benjamin Kondokter of the Overstrand Municipality arranged the four white milkwood (Sideroxylon inerme) trees which were planted by the group.  The milkwood is a protected tree in South Africa and [...]

Oct 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whale Festival 2016

Arbor Week 2016 - Trees For LifeSeptember 13, 2016 Brenda du ToitThe Dyer Island Conservation Trust Environmental Education Programme (DEEP) went tree planting in the Franskraal Milkwood Forest for Arbor Day. Benjamin Kondokter of the Overstrand Municipality arranged the four white milkwood (Sideroxylon inerme) trees which were planted by the group.  The milkwood is a protected tree in South Africa and [...]

Oct 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

MARINE EVENING WITH GIBBS KUGURU – HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND GENETICS

Enriching Young MindsAugust 05, 2015 by dyertrustAs part of our environmental education programme, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) and Each child made a plastic promise, which they signed, mentioning various ways in which they will help the environment, like taking a material or plastic bag to the shop instead of buying one, picking up plastic on the road, not littering [...]

Sep 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

MARINE EVENING WITH GIBBS KUGURU – HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND GENETICS

Enriching Young MindsAugust 05, 2015 by dyertrustAs part of our environmental education programme, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) and Each child made a plastic promise, which they signed, mentioning various ways in which they will help the environment, like taking a material or plastic bag to the shop instead of buying one, picking up plastic on the road, not littering [...]

Sep 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

International Coastal Clean Up Day 17 September 2016

MARINE DYNAMICS TAKES CONSERVATION AWARDApril 21, 2015 by dyertrustOur Tourism Partners - Judges' reasons for winning: "Marine Dynamics provide very high quality shark cage diving experiences. They operate in a sector where there is rightly a lot of criticism of current practice. Marine Dynamics are industry leaders, a commercial operation which operates to the highest conservation standards, where every trip has [...]

Sep 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|