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Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

The Mammal Research Institute‚Äôs Whale Unit (University of Pretoria) will be conducting their annual aerial survey of southern right whales from 29 September through to mid-October. This is the 38th consecutive annual survey and the resulting dataset is one of the longest such datasets available worldwide. This survey, flown in an Airbus H120 at an altitude of approximately 300m and some 500 to 800m offshore … Continue reading Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

Iconic breaching is not the only way white sharks hunt for their prey

A Dyer Island Conservation Study in Gansbaai Sheds Light on Great White Hunting Behavior When we think of great white hunting behaviors, the iconic image that comes to mind is that of a shark breaching from the water, a seal clamped helplessly in its jaws. Great whites represent the archetypal ambush hunter to many of us, suggests there may be more to their hunting techniques … Continue reading Iconic breaching is not the only way white sharks hunt for their prey