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Our Latest Scientist Interview: John D. Filmalter, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Posted by Esther Jacobs on December 15, 2017

Our interview with John D. Filmalter, post-doctoral fellow at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. His work focuses on coastal movements of adult estuarine dependent fish species. In the interview you can read more about Dr Filmalter’s research into fisheries and effective management solutions for sustainability. Read more...

Our Latest Scientist Interview: John D. Filmalter, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Our latest publication on the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin

Posted by Esther Jacobs on November 20, 2017

Read our recent research publication: Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) movement patterns along the South African coast Read more...

Our latest publication on the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin

Effects of auditory and visual stimuli on shark feeding behaviour: the disco effect

Posted by Esther Jacobs on November 13, 2017

Read our our recent publication following a study on the the influence of light and sound on shark behaviour. Read more...

Effects of auditory and visual stimuli on shark feeding behaviour: the disco effect

Scientist Interview: Laura Ryan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Posted by Esther Jacobs on November 6, 2017

Dr Laura Ryan is a shark sensory biologist from Australia, who focuses on vision in sharks, and more specifically how they perceive potential prey. She completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia and has begun her first postdoctoral position at Macquarie University. Laura recently worked with Oceans Research to collect data for her project, so we took the opportunity to interview her about her career. Read more...

Scientist Interview: Laura Ryan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Interview with Dr Nathan Hart, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University

Posted by Esther Jacobs on August 30, 2017

Dr Nathan Hart is an expert in comparative neurobiology and specialises in animal sensory systems. He completed his PhD on colour vision in birds at the University of Bristol, UK, before moving Australia in 1999. He’s since worked on the visual systems of various animals, and more recently has been working with sharks. We interviewed him about his very interesting career history. Read more...

Interview with Dr Nathan Hart, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University

Necropsy: A Fight to The Finish

Posted by Esther Jacobs on July 6, 2017

High stress and large degree of physiology impairment linked to mortality. Read more...

Necropsy: A Fight to The Finish

Workshop: Marine Mammal Stranding Response: a collaborative approach

Posted by Enrico Gennari on December 1, 2016

Representatives from MARS (Marine Animal Rescue Society) traveled from Canada to deliver the very informative presentation and practical course. Read more...

Workshop: Marine Mammal Stranding Response: a collaborative approach

Character Interview: Dr Enrico Gennari on Mike Horn’s Young Explorers Program

Posted by Enrico Gennari on November 10, 2016

Our director Enrico Gennari shares his experience on Mike Horn's vessel and the impact on him by the Young Explorers Program Read more...

Character Interview: Dr Enrico Gennari on Mike Horn’s Young Explorers Program

Two new publications of Oceans Research

Posted by Dr Enrico Gennari on July 24, 2016

Two new Oceans Research publications on white sharks behaviour and shark deterrent Read more...

Two new publications of Oceans Research

Character Interview: Dr Ryan Kempster (University of Western Australia)

Posted by Esther Jacobs Overbeeke on July 15, 2016

Interview with Dr Ryan Kempster, University of Western Australia and Save Our Sharks NGO Read more...

Character Interview: Dr Ryan Kempster (University of Western Australia)

Character Interview: Paul von Blerk (KZNSB)

Posted by Esther Jacobs Overbeeke on July 6, 2016

Interview with Paul von Blerk, Project Specialist, Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board Read more...

Character Interview: Paul von Blerk (KZNSB)

Character Interview: Andy Hinrichs (senior aquarist, Omaha’s zoo & aquarium)

Posted by Esther Jacobs Overbeeke on

Interview with Andy Hinrichs, Senior Aquarist at the Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Read more...

Character Interview:  Andy Hinrichs (senior aquarist, Omaha’s zoo & aquarium)

Character Interview: Dr Paul Cowley (SAIAB)

Posted by Esther Jacobs Overbeeke on

Interview with Dr Paul Cowley, Principal Scientist, SAIAB (South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity). Read more...

Character Interview: Dr Paul Cowley (SAIAB)

Character Interview: Dylan Irion (M.Sc.)

Posted by Esther Jacobs Overbeeke on

Interview with Scientist in Residence, Oceans Research, Dylan Irion MSc. Read more...

Character Interview: Dylan Irion (M.Sc.)

Oceans Research Reviews

Posted by Dr Enrico Gennari on April 18, 2016

Feedback from past interns and current field specialists: find out what our past interns, current field specialists and post grads have to say about their experiences with us. Read more...

Oceans Research Reviews

Report on the workshop on Hidden Markov Models for animal movement and other ecological data

Posted by Dr Enrico Gennari on March 27, 2016

The workshop was held by Prof. Roland Langrock and PhD student Théo Michelot (Universities of Bielefeld, Sheffield, and St Andrews) in Mossel Bay, 7-9 March 2016. Read more...

Report on the workshop on Hidden Markov Models for animal movement and other ecological data

Workshop on the use of HMMs on movement data

Posted by Dr Enrico Gennari on March 11, 2016

Oceans Research hosted a workshop on the use of HMMs on animal movement analysis Read more...

Workshop on the use of HMMs on movement data

Oceans Research part of a prestigious group…

Posted by Esther Jacobs Overbeeke on February 29, 2016

...studying the origins of modern humans Read more...

Oceans Research part of a prestigious group…

Oceans Research talks at the 3rd Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium

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talks from our Director of Research, Enrico Gennari and our Scientist in Residence, Dylan Irion Read more...

Oceans Research talks at the 3rd Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium

Workshop on electronic archival tag data management and analysis

Posted by Dr Chi Hin Lam (Tim) on

you may download all the videos for free Read more...

Workshop on electronic archival tag data management and analysis

Published paper on humpback dolphin study in Mossel Bay

Posted by on January 27, 2016

Congratulation to Bridget James for the published paper Read more...

Published paper on humpback dolphin study in Mossel Bay

Dissection of a smooth-hound shark

Posted by Jamie Halkyard, Megan Peterson & Claudia Bucher on

Dissection of a smooth-hound shark and its findings Read more...

Dissection of a smooth-hound shark

Seven gill shark tagging and use of accelerometer

Posted by Jamie Halkyard and Megan Peterson on

Catch, tag and release alive sevengill sharks (cowsharks) with accelerometer Read more...

Seven gill shark tagging and use of accelerometer

3rd Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium

Posted by Dylan Irion on December 8, 2015

Oceans Research scientists presented at the 3rd SASRS Read more...

3rd Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium

Oceans Research hosts workshop on Animal Social Analysis

Posted by Dr Enrico Gennari on

Mauricio Cantor (Dalhousie University, Canada) provided a 5-day workshop on how to analyse animal social structures Read more...

Oceans Research hosts workshop on Animal Social Analysis

White shark population and conflict with water users in southern Africa- Africa Geographic

Posted by Dylan Irion on November 7, 2015

Our director Dr Enrico Gennari was interviewed by Africa Geographic on the problematic co-existence between white sharks and water users. Read more...

White shark population and conflict with water users in southern Africa- Africa Geographic

Oceans Research presenting at the 3rd International Conference on Fish Telemetry – Halifax, Canada 12-17 July 2015

Posted by Dylan Irion on August 14, 2015

Oceans Research Director, Dr Enrico Gennari, together with other world-experts, presented at the 3rd International Conference on Fish Telemetry (ICFT), in Halifax, Canada, the past July. Read more...

Oceans Research presenting at the 3rd International Conference on Fish Telemetry – Halifax, Canada 12-17 July 2015

Understanding the Elusive: Conservation in an Rapidly Changing World – PART 2

Posted by Lauren Peel on December 5, 2014

Deciding which species “deserve” the most resources and attention in terms of conservation can be a contentious issue at the best of times. Read more...

Understanding the Elusive: Conservation in an Rapidly Changing World – PART 2

Understanding the Elusive: Conservation in an Rapidly Changing World – PART 1

Posted by Lauren Peel on

Deciding which species “deserve” the most resources and attention in terms of conservation can be a contentious issue at the best of times. Read more...

Understanding the Elusive: Conservation in an Rapidly Changing World – PART 1

To fence or not to fence, that is the question!

Posted by Jo Fourie on August 14, 2014

Conservation is the responsibility of the state, but Africa is a poor continent, and as a consequence conservation in Africa has unique challenges, as Governments can’t fulfill the role of funding the conservation efforts. National parks and reserves have to find a way to get an income to support their conservation efforts. Read more...

To fence or not to fence, that is the question!

Wildlife Research Unit – a lifestyle

Posted by Jordie Ricigliano on July 31, 2014

Imagine a typical day in the life of a Wildlife Research Intern at Ocean’s Campus... Read more...

Wildlife Research Unit – a lifestyle

Sharks International- Durban 2-6 June 2014

Posted by Dylan Irion on July 2, 2014

2nd annual 'Sharks International' conference held in Durban, South Africa Read more...

Sharks International- Durban 2-6 June 2014

Wildlife Research Unit kicks off

Posted by Jo Fourie on June 13, 2014

Oceans Research has evolved and crawled out on land, and so we have started with land based research with one intern and five projects. Read more...

Wildlife Research Unit kicks off

Research with Bite: Ocean Research’s Project Great White Shark in 2013

Posted by Lauren Peel on April 29, 2014

It was another exciting year in 2013 at Oceans Research for Project Great White Shark where research continues in the beautiful Mossel Bay. Read more...

Research with Bite: Ocean Research’s Project Great White Shark in 2013

Small aquarium… wide research niche

Posted by Alan Jardine on June 13, 2014

The Shark Lab and Research Aquarium initially functioned as both a public aquarium and a unique research facility, offering South African and International students alike the opportunity to advance their academic careers. Most recently, this facility has realigned its focus and functions primarily as a research unit. Read more...

Small aquarium… wide research niche

Not all that glitters is gold in the science supporting shark conservation

Posted by Andrea dell'Apa on April 2, 2014

The international exploitation of elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) has increased consistently over recent decades, mainly to satisfy the Asian market demand for shark fin. Read more...

Not all that glitters is gold in the science supporting shark conservation

Can sharks be taught?

Posted by Alan Jardine on

Sharks have traditionally been considered to be mindless killing machines, designed exclusively for hunting, but current scientific research is showing that these perfectly adapted cartilaginous fish are indeed intelligent and are capable of exhibiting problem-solving skills. Read more...

Can sharks be taught?

Fishing to conserve fish: researchers and fishermen united for a common goal

Posted by Braham Smith on March 28, 2014

Over the past 3 years I have seen some amazing things take place in this lovely bay. Read more...

Fishing to conserve fish: researchers and fishermen united for a common goal

Welcome to the New Oceans Research Website

Posted by Enrico Gennari on March 4, 2014

It has been six years now since Oceans Research was born. 2014 signs an important benchmark for our research organisation as we are expanding into terrestrial research. Read more...

Welcome to the New Oceans Research Website

Cetacean Survey – A whole new approach to surveying cetaceans

Posted by Monica Betts on January 5, 2014

The Mossel Bay Cetacean Project has been running since 2010 and has previously looked at movement patterns, human impacts and the impact of environmental factors. Read more...

Cetacean Survey – A whole new approach to surveying cetaceans

Shark Finning. Will a ban stimulate population growth?

Posted by Jack Hollins on November 27, 2013

An article about an issue of global importance - the act of Shark Finning. This not only threatens the species involved, but has overarching implications on the well-being of all marine life and ecosystems. And since our (humans) survival depends, to a very large extent, on the ocean – also a very real threat to us. Read more...

Shark Finning. Will a ban stimulate population growth?

INTERTIDAL COMMUNITY STUDIES: where the ocean meets the land

Posted by Blair Bentley on November 9, 2013

When we think of marine biology or zoology our minds more often than not wander to the large, charismatic animals – the white sharks, the humpback whales, the giant squids. Read more...

INTERTIDAL COMMUNITY STUDIES: where the ocean meets the land

Mimicry – Survival through deception

Posted by Mike Barron on September 18, 2013

Human–shark interactions have become more and more common over the last 10 years due to an increase in human population, and a higher number of ocean users. Read more...

Mimicry – Survival through deception

An introduction to our animal movement studies

Posted by Enrico Gennari on May 31, 2013

Animal movement is a very large and interesting topic. Read more...

An introduction to our animal movement studies

Winter’s Bounty: As ‘breach season’ rolls in…

Posted by Rabi'a Ryklief on May 5, 2013

As we move from the end of autumn towards the beginning of winter in South Africa, we are also drawing ever nearer to “breach season”. Read more...

Winter’s Bounty: As ‘breach season’ rolls in…

Under pressure

Posted by Tristan Scott on April 9, 2013

In the United States on February 2nd every year, if a groundhog sees its shadow then there will be 30 more days of winter, if not then spring follows immediately. Read more...

Under pressure

Research on shark anatomy

Posted by Ben Southall on March 29, 2013

The first thing I notice when picking up the Short Nose Spurdog Shark is the roughness of its skin. Read more...

Research on shark anatomy

Life and death in the intertidal from a flatworm’s point of view

Posted by Edwin Cruz-Rivera on March 1, 2013

For the past month, I have had the pleasure of sharing thoughts and experiences with a group of interns at the Oceans Research’s Campus spanning 10 countries around the world. Read more...

Life and death in the intertidal from a flatworm’s point of view

The Shark Lab

Posted by Alan Jardine on

The “Shark Lab and Research Aquarium” could easily be marketed as “One of The Smallest Aquariums” in the world. Read more...

The Shark Lab

The Ups and Downs (or Side to Sides) of Shark Research

Posted by Dylan Irion on January 8, 2013

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re well versed in the fate of the modern shark. Read more...

The Ups and Downs (or Side to Sides) of Shark Research

Did you say humpback dolphin?

Posted by Bridget James on December 3, 2012

Even armchair animal enthusiasts have heard of bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales - but few people have heard of humpback dolphins. Read more...

Did you say humpback dolphin?

Tag and Release

Posted by Enrico Gennari on October 31, 2012

After a short recess, the benthic catshark tag and release program is up and running again! Read more...

Tag and Release

Oceanography in Mossel Bay, South Africa

Posted by Renae Logston on September 20, 2012

Since November 2010 Oceans Research has been performing Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) scans focusing in the general vicinity of Seal Island. Read more...

Oceanography in Mossel Bay, South Africa

An Experience of a Lifetime!

Posted by Bree Curran on March 2, 2012

During my time as an intern at Oceans Research so far, I have been able to experience a whole range of exciting and challenging tasks associated with various marine animals and their environment. Read more...

An Experience of a Lifetime!

A First, Second, and Eighth Encounter

Posted by Brenna Padgett on February 13, 2012

The ocean is an amazingly beautiful and complicated place where creatures great and small have evolved amazing adaptations difficult to understand for Homo sapiens. Read more...

A First, Second, and Eighth Encounter

It was December…

Posted by Brittany Wald on January 1, 2012

I had been interning at Oceans Research for five weeks the first time I saw a great white shark do a full breach. Read more...

It was December…

Shark Chronicles 094 – Is this a dream?

Posted by Lesley Anderson - Mossel Bay Marine Lab intern on August 16, 2011

We were driving in the back of a truck bed, six of us stuffed under blankets and sweatshirts, bundled up with our beanies and gloves, wind whipping our hair as we drove the winding mountain side watching the African sun set behind the snow capped mountains. “Is this a dream?” was all I could think. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 094 – Is this a dream?

Shark Chronicles 093 – 3m Great White Shark breaches into Research Boat

Posted by Cassie Heil on July 19, 2011

Mossel Bay, 18 July, 2011 Read more...

Shark Chronicles 093 – 3m Great White Shark breaches into Research Boat

Shark Chronicles 092 – What is Oceans Research for me

Posted by Jerome Kok on July 12, 2011

If I were given the opportunity to live through December 2010 again, I honestly do not know if I would have signed up for the Oceans Research Internship. It’s not that I dislike the experience – to the extreme contrary! Read more...

Shark Chronicles 092 – What is Oceans Research for me

Shark Chronicles 091 – What is a great white for me

Posted by Brendan Sanders on June 29, 2011

After almost a month here at Oceans, I have learned that there is absolutely nothing about working with sharks that will ever get old. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 091 – What is a great white for me

Shark Chronicles 090 – I don’t wanna leave!

Posted by Sam Hagen on June 8, 2011

So far I have only been here for six days and it has been an absolutely life changing experience for me. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 090 – I don’t wanna leave!

Shark Chronicles 089 – First impact with Mossel Bay

Posted by Bryce Colby on May 12, 2011

After being accepted as an Oceans Research intern I was thrilled that I would have the opportunity to work with leading field experts in marine research and, more specifically, having the opportunity to work in close proximity with Great White sharks. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 089 – First impact with Mossel Bay

Shark Chronicles 088 – Olivia

Posted by Dorien Schröder on February 25, 2011

A couple of weeks ago an Italian film crew came to Mossel Bay to make a documentary on the research that Oceans does. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 088 – Olivia

Shark Chronicles 087 – Testimonials

Posted by Oceans Research Interns on February 1, 2011

Some snippets from the January 2011 Interns Read more...

Shark Chronicles 087 – Testimonials

Shark Chronicles 086 – Pills

Posted by Oceans Research Interns on January 12, 2011

Let's hear from some of our interns: Read more...

Shark Chronicles 086 – Pills

Shark Chronicles 085 – Passion, inspiration and determination

Posted by Kayla Melton on January 3, 2011

I never knew it was possible for one single experience to define your life until now. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 085 – Passion, inspiration and determination

Shark Chronicles 084 – What is research about at Oceans Research?

Posted by David van Beuningen on December 24, 2010

On our day of arrival we were met by a friendly bunch of people of all different nationalities but with a common interest, the conservation and public awareness of marine life. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 084 – What is research about at Oceans Research?

Shark Chronicles 083 – Not only chumming

Posted by Rachael Cashman & Karina Harum on November 26, 2010

As with any research project, there are factors that cannot be controlled. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 083 – Not only chumming

Shark Chronicles 082 – A Day At The Breach

Posted by Robert Conrad on October 11, 2010

As we boarded Cheetah, we immediately fell into our “pre-chumming” routine. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 082 – A Day At The Breach

Shark Chronicles 083 – A strange new month

Posted by Michael Reynolds on

The month of October started off with a lot of big changes, switching from 12 interns to 4 in the house. Things have quieted down a bit but there is still a lot of work being done. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 083 – A strange new month

Shark Chronicles 081 – Beach Clean-up Day in Mossel Bay

Posted by By Rachel Morley & Chris Henderson on October 1, 2010

The day started with an early morning wake up, quite tough on a Saturday but we were all keen to help out! Read more...

Shark Chronicles 081 – Beach Clean-up Day in Mossel Bay

Shark Chronicles 081 – Beach Clean-up Day in Mozambique

Posted by Jon Wright on September 30, 2010

September 25th was International Beach Clean-up Day. Meeting time was 8:00 AM, which apparently translates to 11:00 AM Mozambican time -- when the young kids from the local school finally arrived. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 081 – Beach Clean-up Day in Mozambique

Shark Chronicles 080 – This is Sparta!

Posted by Natasha Riches & Alexandra Rosskopf on August 30, 2010

Pinocchio was the first shark that we tracked, so it was exciting to see where she went when she was not at Seal Island trying to steal our bait, whilst chumming. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 080 – This is Sparta!

Shark Chronicles 079 – Dusky Aliwal

Posted by Ryan Daly on

Having been in Scottburgh for 3 weeks now, we have managed to get 13 dives in, 6 baited dives and 7 reef dives. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 079 – Dusky Aliwal

Shark Chronicles 078 – One of our own

Posted by Simon Elwen on August 23, 2010

For the first time in my career as a marine mammal biologist, I saw one of my study animals dead. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 078 – One of our own

Shark Chronicles 077 – What is the sound of one manta breaching?

Posted by Christine Chan on

Even though Zàvora isn't the place to see whale sharks – tourist haven Tofo a couple hours up the coast is – they do come sometimes. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 077 – What is the sound of one manta breaching?

Shark Chronicles 076 – A brand new first month

Posted by Robert Conrad, Katie Cummings & Brittany Hahn on August 8, 2010

As our ten-person car stuttered along the beautiful coastline of Mossel bay towards the Ocean’s Office & House, feelings of excitement and nervousness began to set in. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 076 – A brand new first month

Shark Chronicles 075 – Life in Zavora: the small adventurous Lab in Mozambique

Posted by Jesse Alpert on August 5, 2010

You wake up around 7AM from the sunshine beaming through your window and make the decision of whether you want to make breakfast or not. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 075 – Life in Zavora: the small adventurous Lab in Mozambique

Shark Chronicles 074 – Etosha National Park… a small taste of Eden

Posted by Lucille Chapuis on August 2, 2010

Although we enjoy greatly the aquatic fauna of Walvis Bay (Namibia), we were quite happy when Simon accepted to let us have 3 days off in a row, which allowed us to visit the one of the world’s greatest wildlife reserves: Etosha National Park, 20 000 sq km of inland protected habitats, around the Etosha Pan, a huge flat and saline desert that is transformed in a lagoon during the rainy season. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 074 – Etosha National Park… a small taste of Eden

Shark Chronicles 073 – First Shark Lab’s experiments

Posted by Enrico Gennari on July 27, 2010

It’s been an active week at the aquarium. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 073 – First Shark Lab’s experiments

Shark Chronicles 072 – Stranding season continues

Posted by Simon Elwen on July 26, 2010

It seems to be a season of many strandings. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 072 – Stranding season continues

Shark Chronicles 071 – Skeleton Coast Marine Lab

Posted by Caroline Budden on

Hello! My name is Caroline and I am currently an intern at the Namibia Dolphin Project. I arrived here on the 1st of July from the UK. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 071 – Skeleton Coast Marine Lab

Shark Chronicles 71 – Raggies at Aliwal

Posted by Christina Marmet on July 23, 2010

Since the last time we blogged, the weather has greatly improved and we were able to go back to diving! Last Saturday and Wednesday, we did two “shark” dives. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 71 – Raggies at Aliwal

Shark Chronicles 070 – Aliwal Marine Lab

Posted by Enrico Gennari on July 16, 2010

Since arriving in Scottsburgh, we have gone on seven dives in about 10 days. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 070 – Aliwal Marine Lab

Shark Chronicles 069 – The longest white shark manual tracking ever done

Posted by Enrico Gennari on June 30, 2010

Last week (22-26 June) we tracked Pinocchio, a 2.3m female great white shark with two continuous tags providing us information on her swimming depth, water temperature at that depth and muscle temperature, every second. After a lot of cold nights and long days we managed to break the current record for continuous manual tracking of a great white. Our new record is 106 hours. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 069 – The longest white shark manual tracking ever done

Shark Chronicles 068 – Seal surveys and late-night predations

Posted by Lindsay L. Graff on May 29, 2010

Not every moment spent at the Oceans research station in Mossel Bay can be devoted purely to the chumming and tracking of great white sharks. In order to fully understand the hunting and feeding behavior of these sharks, it is necessary to spend some time looking at the driving factor behind their actions; the seals (actually sea lions) of Seal Island. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 068 – Seal surveys and late-night predations

Shark Chronicles 067 – Tracking Pinocchio

Posted by Chris Pulham on May 12, 2010

Having arrived in Mossel Bay just a couple of days previously, Monday morning found our group of new interns chumming for white sharks just off Seal Island. Having been prepared to spend an hour or two waiting for our first glimpse of dorsal fin, we were almost unprepared when, within 10 minutes, the first shark appeared at our bait. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 067 – Tracking Pinocchio

Shark Chronicles 066 – Road trip

Posted by Renae Logston on April 19, 2010

Last weekend, April 10th and 11th, the four interns got their first weekend off of the month. Jethro, Leisbeth, Rodney and I, Renae, decided to go for a road trip to Cango and the surrounding towns. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 066 – Road trip

Shark Chronicles 065- We love you Pasella

Posted by Nick Baechtiger on March 12, 2010

Working with Oceans here in Mossel Bay is an amazing experience. We are currently a group of four interns, Rodney, Rachel, Jethro and myself, Nick. I flew directly from my cold country to the warm and more attractive climate of South Africa. I have only been here for two weeks and I already made a lot of wonderful experiences. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 065- We love you Pasella

Shark Chronicles 064 – A brand new year!

Posted by David Delaney on February 17, 2010

The first two weeks of February have been a week of arrivals of departures of personnel. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 064 – A brand new year!

Shark Chronicles 063 – Final week of November

Posted by Rachel Walls on December 10, 2009

The final week of November was also the final week for several of the interns. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 063 – Final week of November

Shark Chronicles 062 – A brand new day

Posted by Rachel Walls & Chelsea Bradbury on November 16, 2009

Mossel Bay had turned into a ghost town with no sharks to be seen for about one month. The Oceans Research team were starting to get worried, with the occasional 2.5m passing through Grootbrak but no sign of shark activity at the island since September 29th; where have they gone?! Read more...

Shark Chronicles 062 – A brand new day

Shark Chronicles 061 – Ups and down of OCEANS daily lives

Posted by Nate Schmidt on November 2, 2009

Slow week for sharks, but we are getting plenty of exercise in elasmobranch anatomy. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 061 – Ups and down of OCEANS daily lives

Shark Chronicles 060 – A day at sea to remember

Posted by Jeremy Frimond on October 9, 2009

On October 1, 2009 a new, green lot of interns arrived at Mossel Bay eager to get to work. Wasting no time, the program leaders got us out on the boat and down to business, chumming for sharks around Seal Island. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 060 – A day at sea to remember

Shark Chronicles 059 – Different fauna

Posted by Sylvain Haldimann on September 21, 2009

During the beginning of the week two of us went at sea with Simon Elwen and Ryan Johnson, to make a whale survey offshore. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 059 – Different fauna

Shark Chronicles 058 – Echoes in science forever

Posted by Lizzy Fitzsimmons on September 20, 2009

This story really begins 2 weeks ago with a crazy Italian man, a spear gun, 3 tags and one promiscuous shark.....tracking had begun! Read more...

Shark Chronicles 058 – Echoes in science forever

Shark Chronicles 057 – One month in Mossel Bay… Not enough!

Posted by Piera Carpi on August 24, 2009

It is the beginning of my last weekend here... Read more...

Shark Chronicles 057 – One month in Mossel Bay… Not enough!

Shark Chronicles 056 – 80% more Science

Posted by Gavin Morrison & Erin Moran on August 14, 2009

Here in Mossel Bay we have 80% more Science! Read more...

Shark Chronicles 056 – 80% more Science

Shark Chronicles 055 – A Swiss in SA

Posted by Sylvain Haldimann on August 9, 2009

There are a lot of things to discover and to learn when you arrive for an internship at Oceans. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 055 – A Swiss in SA

Shark Chronicles 054 – Tracking week

Posted by Niels D Ernst-Williams on July 21, 2009

The week began with an introduction to tracking from Oli for those of us who hadn't done it before. Read more...

Shark Chronicles 054 – Tracking week

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