Shark alert South Africa

The bug WhiteWhen a shark alert is given for beaches in South Africa, everyone who wishes to go out into the water should pay attention. Especially in the whale season, the time of year between may and november when whales often come very near the south shore of South Africa, the multiple teethed ocean hunters are near.

Shark Alert! About a month ago authorities declare one that lasts several days. A whale carcass near Capricorn beach is finally removed, but the threat of sharks remains. Beaches between Muizenberg and Monwabisi stay closed until the area has been cleared and declared safe, reads the statement of Disaster Management spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

A 30-metre southern right whale carcass has been floating offshore in False Bay and attracts a shark feeding frenzy.  “It is unclear whether the whale was alive when the great white sharks attacked it or whether it died as a result of illness.”

“This is a very attractive source of food for the sharks. So they remain in the area for a couple of days.” Shark Spotters project manager Sarah Titley knows in these cases shark sightings, including that of Great White sharks, will rise. “As much as they are predators, sharks are also scavengers. There are a lot of bite marks on whale carcasses because the sharks are feeding on it,” Titley says.

South African authorities are always on high alert during the whale season, when the sea giants come to South African bays to give birth. Natural processes don’t stop because of this special time of the year and death can also occur. A great time for the sharks.

Courtesy for partial information: Cape Times

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