Let’s Talk About A Little About A Lot…Of Sharks…Part Two

You may remember from my last blog that I mentioned that False Bay has a magnificent diversity of shark species, but that due to the infamy the Great White has achieved in the False Bay waters, one tends to overlook the magnificent diversity of Sharks we find in False Bay. I also promised that we would look at some of these magnificent creatures, starting with the Great White, which we did in excess, so for this blog, let’s start with The Sevengill Broadnose Cow Shark. The Broadnose Sevengill Cow Shark… its all in the name. This is an astounding shark to [...]

By |2019-02-06T11:58:04+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About A Little About A Lot…Of Sharks…Part Two

Types of Sharks in False Bay

Pic of a Pyjama Shark Types of Sharks in False Bay Due to the infamy, the Great White has achieved in the False Bay waters, one tends to overlook the magnificent types of Sharks we find in False Bay. Although being able to safely see a Great White Shark is deservedly on many a man’s bucket list, many of our smaller predators are over shadowed by the powerful presence of the White. Yet the sea that surrounds the Cape Peninsula is abundant in incredible sea life, including the Sharks listed below. The Below table consists of the various shark [...]

By |2019-01-31T11:29:44+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Types of Sharks in False Bay

From A Sharks Perspective

A different perspective…   “I can smell them. The seals. Tasty, tasty seals. I just have to wait for the right one to pass overhead. Da….Da! Da…Da! Da..Da! DaDaDaDaDa! ” Bam! I soar through the air…graceful like a dolphin. “No! Come back! I want to eat you…I’m hungry.”  In the background I hear a roar racing towards me. “Better move. Find another seal. I’m so hungry. Always hungry for seals.  The big white noisy thing has moved off. I think they are looking for me. Maybe I should show them how I catch seals. I hear that roar coming closer [...]

By |2019-02-04T15:41:18+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Interesting Articles, Sharks|Comments Off on From A Sharks Perspective

Broadnose Seven Gill Cow Shark Season

The Broadnose Sevengill cow shark… its all in the name. This is an astounding shark to dive with its primitive looking and calm slow movements. This shark can be seen in Cape Town in the shallows and in the stunning protected reefs in the Kelp forests along the Cape Peninsula marine reserve. The Sevengill Broadnose Cow Shark... as named has 7 Gill slits rather than the standard 5 Gill slits most shark species have. They have a large round body with broad wide nose and comb-shaped teeth. Growing up to 3,3 metres in length, much more friendly than its fellow [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:44:16+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Broadnose Seven Gill Cow Shark Season

Great White Shark Trivia

“Shark”… Few words have as much attention grabbing power. Add “Great White” to that and you will command a room. Many wait an entire lifetime to see a Great White Shark, but few want to meet one, thanks to Hollywood’s unrealistic and deceitful portrayal of the Great White, in its pursuit of fame and fortune, no image induces as much fear or signifies “death” in the water, as much as a dorsal fin! How much do you really know about The Great White Shark? Truthfully, how much does anyone really know about this fascinating creature? Well, I have decided to [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:26:32+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Shark Trivia

A False Bay Dive

False Bay Map Diving in the deep blue sea... few can understand the tranquillity; the calm that the water brings when you fin through the ocean and marveling at its nature. So much of the ocean has yet to be discovered, much of it is in places humans are unable to reach. Driving to Simon’s Town along the False Bay coastal road, you’ll have passed the wreck of the SS Clan Stuart on your left. Her engine block protrudes from the water at low tide, and only the highest spring tides come close to covering it. The steamer [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:37:17+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on A False Bay Dive

WATER

Earth as it stands is the only planet in our solar system recorded to have water, it is naïve to believe that we are the only planet that has water because we haven’t explored the outer space. So let’s see what having water has done for our planet… The molecule composition for water is 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom, because of their polarity, water molecules happily attract each other. The plus end of one—a hydrogen atom—associates with the minus end of another—an oxygen atom. These attractions are an example of hydrogen bonds, weak interactions that form between a hydrogen [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:38:57+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Water|Comments Off on WATER

Fun Great White Facts

Common names: Great White Shark, Great White, White Shark, White Pointer. Family: Lamnidae Scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias Size: Great White Sharks can reach up to 7.3 m in length (as per the largest White Shark ever caught on camera in Guadeloupe) and weigh up to 2.5 tons. The males reach sexual maturity between 3.5 and 4.1 m, and the females at a much larger size of 4 and 5 m. Coloration: The dorsal surface ranges from dark grey to light brown, while the underside is white. Range/Distribution: The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks and has been sighted in [...]

By |2018-11-23T09:42:44+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Fun Great White Facts

False Bay’s Ocean Critters

False bay is a body of water defined by Cape Hangklip derived from the Dutch for Hanging-rock and the Cape Peninsula in the extreme south-west of South Africa, False Bay is enclosed by mountainous terrain and urban structure. Seal Island - The main breeding site of Cape Fur Seals. There is a small island in the bay called Seal Island, which is one of the main breeding sites for the Cape fur seal. The seals attract many great white sharks and some of the biggest sharks ever seen have been spotted in these waters. These sharks are famous for the [...]

By |2018-11-29T10:11:44+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on False Bay’s Ocean Critters

What do we really know about the ocean?

The ocean - what do we really know about the ocean? The Earth has more water than land, but how much is more. About 71% of the Earth’s surface is water and 29% of the Earth’s surface is land.  The ocean holds about 96.5% of all Earth's water.  As we know water can be found in varies forms solid liquid or gaseous.  Water exists in the air as water vapour, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers. The oceans is full of water, the ocean water is not pure H2O, [...]

By |2018-11-29T10:21:36+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on What do we really know about the ocean?