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Cape Town South Africa Counts 30 Great Whites in False Bay Area

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 September, 2006 : - - Cape Town - Several Cape beaches will be closed to swimmers for three days in October so that researchers can mark sharks in the area. The sharks will be marked with electronic devices, among others, so that their movements in False Bay and the Atlantic coastal waters can be monitored.

Greg Oelofse of Cape Town's environmental resources management said in a submission to a city council committee on a draft policy on Great White sharks that more than 30 sharks had been marked in this way at Seal Island.


The plan was now for researchers to mark sharks that were closer inshore. The research was being done after shark attacks in False Bay had increased in the past three years. The plan was now for researchers to mark sharks that were closer inshore.


There could be several reasons for the increase, but no one knew what they were. Various possibilities for safe recreation along the coast were being investigated, but it was impractical to use shark nets in the seas around the Cape.

Read the full report by Die Burger at News24.com


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