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Fatal Shark Bite "Unavoidable"

Mon, 25 January 2010

The Ocean Correspondent for the Save our Seas Foundation (SOSF), Cheryl-Samantha Owen, summarises the official investigation into the shark attack, and adds relevant insights based on cumulative findings by the SOSF White Shark Research Project after thousands of hours in the field studying these apex predators.

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Deeper Side of Sharks

Mon, 25 January 2010

Makos, blues, raggies, sevengills? Just some of the sharks found around Cape Town. A special expedition to the Canyon, a fish-rich area in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean 25 miles from Cape Point, yields some amazing photographs (see slideshow below). These and other photos were shot in False Bay by Steve Benjamin and Jean Tresfon, who writes a few words from the field. Thanks to Animal Ocean.

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Jeff Clark Fights Back

Wed, 20 January 2010

Half Moon Bay: The simmering dispute between between Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark and Mavericks Surf Ventures (MSV), the company he co-founded to run the Mavericks Surf Contest, has finally erupted.

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City Reviews Fatal Shark Attack

Mon, 18 January 2010

The City of Cape Town has published its report about the Fish Hoek shark attack last week that resulted in the death of a Zimbabwean tourist, whose remains were not found. Here are their findings.

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Hand Guns at Dawn

Thu, 14 January 2010

When Robin Möhr goes surfing, he takes a hand gun in case things get heavy, writes Spike.

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Scientists Move to Allay Shark Fears

Wed, 13 January 2010

Shark scientists have moved to allay public fears in the wake of the Fish Hoek shark attack, reports Spike.

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Shark Attack Live on Twitter

7.05pm Tue, 12 January 2010

Three hours ago social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook exploded with real-time news of a shark attack in Fish Hoek, reports Spike.

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4th shark death in Port St Johns

Mon, 21 December 2009

The fourth fatal shark attack in two years has again set off alarm bells in Port St Johns.

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Mundaka Axed from World Tour

Fri, 18 December 2009

Billabong International has announced that after discussions with the Association Of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and surfer representatives from the World Professional Surfers (WPS) it was decided the Billabong Pro Mundaka would no longer be a fixture of the ASP Men’s World Tour in 2010.

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Surfers Pay Respects to Shorty

Mon, 30 November 2009

People from far and wide came to pay their respects to one of South Africa's surfing pioneers, Shorty Bronkhorst. We give you a photo essay of the day, held along the point in Jeffreys Bay yesterday. A special photo tribute by Garth Robinson.

Beach Cleanup

Mon, 30 November 2009

If you’ve ever felt the urge to answer the call of the ocean, but hated to tread through piles of rubbish trying to get there, stop moaning and do something about it.

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