ORI Tagging Update – Benthic sharks tagged in July 2018

July has been an interesting month to tag and release benthic sharks around the Gansbaai area.

Written by Cari Roets, Ettiene Roets, August 2 2018

ORI Tagging Update – Benthic sharks tagged in July 2018

Tagging Benthic sharks in Gansbaai, South Africa

July has been an interesting month to tag and release benthic sharks around the Gansbaai area. Interns on our Scientific Internship program catch small sharks with the objective to be tagged by fishing, using specific hooks, as well as snorkelling.

During July the team has caught a total of 9 benthic sharks, including Leopard Catsharks and Dark Shysharks. A number of 6 recaptures of which 2 were tagged previously by our intern team. For July the team tagged a 54 cm male Leopard Catshark.

All data has been captured and sent to ORI TAG South Africa.

De Kelders, our dive spot for today's snorkelling and shark tagging.

De Kelders, our dive spot for today’s snorkelling and shark tagging.

Interns get into the water in search of Benthic Sharks to tag!

Interns get into the water in search of Benthic Sharks to tag!

Gansbaai, South Africa

Just another beautiful day in Gansbaai, South Africa

Shark fishing

Marine Dynamics Academy Interns prepare to fish for sharks

Benthic Shark Tagging

A Benthic shark is tagged with one of our ORI tags

Measuring a shark

A Benthic shark is measured and data is recorded for further research

Shark tagging and measuring

Measuring and tagging a Benthic shark

Tagged shark

One shark successfully tagged!

Another successful trip for our scientific interns!

Shark tagging is a massively important project because it allows us to collect a lot of data about many animals in the area. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for our interns to learn more about fishing and shark handling in general, which they can use to enhance their own career prospects.

Thank you for reading and if this sounds like something you’d like to do as well, please do visit our Scientific Internship page for more information.

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Cari Roets Sales and Marketing

My name is Cari Roets, I am involved with Sales and Marketing for Marine Dynamics and am responsible for maintaining brand consistency.

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Ettiene Roets Technical Lead, Coordinator

My name is Ettiene Roets, I am Technical Lead for Marine Dynamics Academy and focus most of my attention on developing the practical modules.

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