Okay i am very well aware that i haven’t updated this blog since i have been back in South Africa… I really am a terrible person in that sense. 😉 Honestly though i have been super busy. I have been working solidly since i have arrived back in Gansbaai on the 27th Oct and have had just 2 days off.
Its a pretty difficult time for everyone that relies on the Great White Sharks here. For those that are unaware the GWS have been hunted by a couple of Orcas. At least 2 White Shark carcasses have washed up over the last 6 months that show signs of Orca on White Shark Predation… Mainly the livers of the shark are completely missing. The sharks disappear for weeks at a time, the ocras are sighted again and repeat. I really do hope the white sharks do come back, but for now the copper sharks are keeping the cage diving industry here going.
I am pretty lucky i am interning at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary… Though the sharks missing affects everyone! Even us, with an increased number of our endangered African Penguin coming in with seal bites. I have already been part of a release on Dyer Island and seem to be picking up jobs here and there! Please if you are in the area pop into APSS, have a cup of coffee and a cake! See what we do here! Buy a brick or a house to support us 😉
Image Copyright: Kayleigh Hawkins 2017