Science And Conservation On The Agenda At The 6th Southern African Shark And Ray Symposium

Between the 17th to 19th of November 2021, over 80 delegates comprising of marine biologists, researchers, students, conservationists, and government officials gathered in Gansbaai for the 6th Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium. Hosted by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Marine Dynamics Shark Tours, this biennial meeting of the academic community provided an opportunity for research updates, collaboration, and inspiration. [...]

Eagle Ray Fins Removed

On Monday the 21st of June, marine biologist Alison Towner of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s (DICT found an Eagle Ray (Myliobatis aquila) on Franskraal beach, Gansbaai, South Africa. The ray was notable as it had multiple stab wounds in its body, and was missing both its pectoral fins (wings). Later in the week a necropsy was performed under the guidance [...]

Launch Of ‘NICOLE’ – The True Story of a White Shark’s Journey

THE TRUE STORY OF A WHITE SHARK'S JOURNEY August 28, 2017 dyerisland There was a festive atmosphere at the Marine Dynamics / Penguin Random House launch of “Nicole” by author Richard Peirce. “Nicole” tells the story of the iconic great white shark that swam 22000kms from South Africa to Australia and back in less than nine months. The book also highlights [...]