Great White Shark Steals Underwater Camera - BRUV - Marine Dynamics™
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Shark steals the spotlight in our underwater surveys, as Marine Dynamic’s video gear witnesses a great encounter with a close investigation by a curious White shark.
The footage was captured with the use of a Baited Remote Underwater Video System on one of our regular deployments in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa.
BRUVs have become increasingly popular over the last decade as a non-invasive tool utilised by researchers to investigate a wide range of interests, from abundance to habitat mapping.
The work here is being done to collect data on the habitat, diversity, abundance and behaviour of marine species in the Greater Dyer Island area, as Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Conservation Trust tries to break down White shark research one bite at a time.
Located in one of the worlds’ Great White shark hotpots, you may think that this is a regular BRUV visitor for the team here, however since the beginning of our project we have captured little footage of this species around the systems. It is not unusual for us to discover that other sharks have investigated these rigs, most commonly seen are the smaller but just as ecologically important endemic species such as the Puffadder Shyshark Haploblepharus edwardsii and Pyjama shark Poroderma africanum.