Leaders in Marine Conservation and Marine Experiences

Marine Dynamics Discovers, Protects, and Educates

Science based approach to conservation

The ocean represents different things to many people – for us, the ocean is our life and conserving this marine environment is our priority. Our philosophy is to have evidence based scientific knowledge of the species and ecosystem we have the privilege to work with.

Our marine biologists have built a database that spans over two decades and produced numerous research papers in collaboration with universities globally, thereby bridging gaps in our knowledge.

We trust our findings can and will inform thoughtful policies at government level that will better protect these precious marine species and their fragile marine world. This is our calling and every day we aim to ignite wonder and connect hearts to the ocean.

Transforming our world

Sustainable Development Goals

Marine Dynamics supports the Sustainable Development Goals as declared by the United Nation – Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goals and targets will stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.

Marine Dynamics is focused on the following SDG’s:

  • SDG 15 Live below Water
  • SDG 14 Life on Land
  • SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

You can read more about these goals at the following link

Our Conservation Projects

As part of the Overstrand Stranding Network we are the first port of call for marine animal rescue and strandings and take scientific sampling when required. The team also handled the world’s first necropsies on white sharks that were killed by orca predation.
The fishing line bin project is making a real difference along the South Africa coastline and all our beach clean ups contribute to international data. In 2019, the team started Project Storm – catchment nets over storm water outlets that prevent waste from reaching the ocean and thus minimise the impact on marine animals. The storm project has been monitored to record trends and help educate the public.
Young learners educated for three years to monitor and evaluate the impact and growth of each individual. An additional 3000 children in our outreach programmes and 10 000 through an annual Marine Month competition. Every month we host a marine evening bringing together up to 100 people to learn from marine experts in different topics.

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Conservation Partners

Dyer Island Conservation Trust

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

Department: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Cape Nature

Overstrand Municipality

Plastics SA

Tourism Partners

Fair Trade Tourism


Cape Town Tourism

Cape Country Routes

Gansbaai Tourism