This investigative insert on Carte Blanche brings to the attention of the public the South African demersal shark longliners.
Shark cage diving tourists in Gansbaai (Western Cape) were horrified when a fishing boat started catching bronze whaler sharks in full view of where they were busy observing the sharks. The presence of the “Bronzies” has ensured the viability of the shark cage diving industry during a time when great white shark sightings are more infrequent due to a variety of reasons. Sign the petition to show your support.
The tale of Port and Starboard, two orcas, who patrol the South African coastline, and have been linked to predation on seven-gill sharks and great white sharks in 2017, inspired Richard Peirce’s latest book, ‘Orca’. The town of Gansbaai, known as the White Shark Capital of the World, and the characters involved in this event, will give readers an insight how nature can never be taken for granted. Richard also touches on the threats that sharks face from man, infinitely worse than that of two orcas.
Marine Dynamics and sister company Dyer Island Cruises have been awarded Blue Flag certification for the fourth consecutive year. Only ten boats in South Africa were awarded Blue Flag status and three of our vessels form part of this select group