Are there lots of sharks in Cape Town?

Are there lots of sharks in Cape Town?

For years, one of South Africa’s great tourist attractions has been the opportunity to see, up close, one of the world’s most fearsome predators – the great white shark. But barely a single one has been spotted off the coast of Cape Town for two years now – where there used to be hundreds.

What happened to the great whites in False Bay?

A study into the white shark population in False Bay found that between 2015 and 2018, there was a noted decline in the abundance of these animals and the attack rate on cape seals, their major prey, also declined. There were even prolonged periods of complete white shark absence from Seal Island during this time.

Are there great white sharks in Durban?

One of the largest Great White sharks to be caught in KwaZulu-Natal’s shark nets was hauled on to the beach north of Durban on Thursday – a 700kg female measuring more than 3,2m long. The Natal Sharks Board has a special permit which allows the killing of great whites, to ensure safety for bathers and tourists.

Where are sharks in Cape Town?

With the densest populations of great white sharks in the world, Dyer Island in Gansbaai is arguably one of the best places in the world to get up close with these majestic beasts. ‘Shark Alley’ has been the subject of numerous documentaries. It is the most popular spot for cage diving and breaching.

Are there Sharks in False Bay South Africa?

Another shark proudly found in the waters of False Bay, South Africa amongst other regions, where the waters are above 12 degrees Celsius, the Bronze Whaler Shark is also known by Copper Shark, or Narrowtooth Shark.

Are there great white sharks in Cape Town?

Due to the infamy, the Great White Shark has achieved in False Bay in Cape Town, one tends to overlook the magnificent diversity of other types of Sharks we find in False Bay.

When does Fish Hoek shark exclusion barrier start?

The Fish Hoek shark exclusion barrier will also be deployed for the annual Spring Splash on September 1, 2019, over weekends, public holidays, and school holidays during October 2019, and April 2020; and daily from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, weather permitting.