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WORLD OCEAN’S DAY 2019

June 07, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust World Ocean’s Day is a great time for us to highlight the importance and raise awareness of our ocean systems. To celebrate this day the 2019 intake of Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s Environmental Education Programme (DEEP) joined one of our Biologists for the morning to learn about some of the smaller, less talked about [...]

Jun 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019 – FISHING LINE BIN PROJECT RECEIVES SPONSORSHIP FROM MACNEIL PLASTICS

June 05, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s fishing line bin project is growing due to the partnership with Plastics ǀ SA and MacNeil Plastics. MacNeil Plastics is donating the material required to make our fishing line bins and [...]

Jun 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

ACOUSTIC RECEIVERS (ATAP) DEPLOYMENT

May 27, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Over the weekend scientists from the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, in collaboration with the Acoustic Tracking Array Platform (ATAP), replaced several acoustic receivers in the Gansbaai area. On Saturday afternoon Alison Towner, Ralph Watson and Toby Rogers went out on Lwazi, with skipper Francois Swart, and several Marine Dynamics Academy intern and volunteers, to [...]

May 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dwarf Minke Whale Stranding

May 23, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust On the evening of the 21st of May 2019, Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s CEO Wilfred Chivell, was contacted by Neil Falck regarding the stranding of a Minke Whale at Struisbaai. A team consisting of Wilfred, and biologists Alison Towner, Kelly Baker and Ralph Watson was dispatched the next morning to investigate. Based upon colour-patterns [...]

May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

BRONZE WHALER SHARK NECROPSY

May 19, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust On the morning of Thursday the 16th of May, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust team and Marine Dynamics Academy intern Jade Sookhoo conducted a necropsy at the International Marine Volunteer Lodge on a prenatal bronze whaler shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus). This shark was part of a litter of 12 pups collected from a pregnant female bronze [...]

May 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

RECYCLING DAY 2019

May 17, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust International Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. The theme of 2019 was ‘Recycling into the Future’ with the aim of driving awareness and pushing the urgency of recycling. Recycling (whether at an [...]

May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

DOLPHIN DEATH TRAP REMOVED FROM RICHARDS BAY

April 29, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust team is excited to hear this good news with regards to the lifting of a shark net in Richards Bay (Kwazulu-Natal), to better protect the endangered Humpback dolphins. Well done to marine biologist Shanan Atkins and the team that worked on this. It’s a much needed step forward in [...]

Apr 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PENTHOUSES FOR PENGUINS

April 16, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Why are we designing the perfect artificial African penguin nest?  Before the advent of artificially produced fertiliser, guano was considered a top quality fertiliser rich in nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Guano (an Inca word for a mix of eggshell, feathers, decayed corpses and bird excrement) was scraped from the penguin breeding islands. On Dyer [...]

Apr 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST LOOKS AT THE BIGGER PICTURE AND THE JOURNEY AHEAD

April 03, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Tourism partners, friends, and media, gathered at an evening event with the team of Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Marine Dynamics to look back at nearly two decades of research, conservation and education achievements. Our marine environment is under immense pressure and over the last two decades that Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises have [...]

Apr 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

GREAT WHITE SHARKS SWIM THROUGH KELP

GREAT WHITE SHARKS SWIM THROUGH KELP April 03, 2019 OLIVER JEWELLIt’s been more than five years since I moved my life from Gansbaai and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, first to Europe and then Australia, which I still find incredible to believe… how time flies… But I remain an associate researcher with the Trust and Marine Dynamics and I’m proud to [...]

Apr 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|