A Great White Shark named Brenda Fassie, who was tagged in Mossel Bay around 7 months ago, made its way along the coast up to Mozambique where she was caught in a gill net and died.
The online Ocearch Global Shark Tracker showed that Brenda’s satellite tag had been transmitting signals from a village in southern Mozambique for a period of nearly two weeks.
When zoomed in on, the map shows that at 5.53am on Wednesday, the tag transmitted a signal near a hut and palm tree, where she was believed to have been captured and killed.
Unlike in SA, great white sharks are not protected in Mozambique and it is not illegal to catch them there, making them vulnerable.
For further information on this tragic story, visit: http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/great-white-s-journey-from-sa-to-mozambique-1.1409379#.UIlDRGcpBxq.
Rest in peace, Brenda!