DORSAL Shark Reporting App Part 1

Today we are speaking with Sarah Beardmore, part of the team behind the DORSAL shark reporting app.  The app is designed to inform users of reported shark sightings and interactions in their local area through push notifications.  Not only can users see reports of shark sightings, but they can also report sightings of their own. What is the main purpose of the DORSAL shark reporting app? To save lives by providing the world’s most reliable, advanced and trusted shark sighting and alert management solution. We keep the public informed and…

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Interview with Dr. Ryan Kempster of Support Our Sharks Pt 2

Today we finish up our interview with Dr. Ryan Kempster of Support Our Sharks. If you missed part 1,  it is still available here. What’s unique about Mossel Bay, South Africa,  is that a lot of the time, you only have to travel 10 minutes from the harbour to find the white sharks. The access is brilliant and the conditions are also amazing with the calm seas. We were used to the huge swells and harsh winds when being at sea in Western Australia on a tiny boat and deploying…

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Interview with Dr. Ryan Kempster of Support Our Sharks Pt1.

Today I have the honor of sharing my interview with Dr. Ryan Kempster founder of the non-profit organisation Support Our Sharks (SOS). Dr. Kempster is a shark biologist who obtained his B.Sc. (2005) and M.Sc. (2007) in marine biology in the UK, and went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in the sensory biology of sharks. He recently spent a month with Oceans Research working on his shark deterrent project. Let’s start off with a little background. Do you consider yourself more of a…

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Great White Shark Photographer George T. Probst Part 2

Welcome to our interview with shark photographer George T. Probst, Part 2.  If you missed part 1, it’s available here.  We pick up with a question at Guadalupe Mexico, a favorite white shark hangout where Mr. Probst has taken some awesome photos. Guadalupe seems to be the go-to place in North America to film white sharks. How much does it cost, and who do you go with? A 5-day trip, which includes 3 days of diving, usually starts at around $3,000 USD, not including tax or tip. The particular dive…

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Great White Shark Photographer George T. Probst Part 1

Today we have the pleasure of sharing our interview with shark photographer George T. Probst. If you follow Tracking Sharks on Twitter, then you have probably seen some of his beautiful photographs of great white sharks.  He is one of our favorite people to reTweet, as he really has a knack for capturing the majestic beauty of sharks. Let’s start with a little background on how you got started taking shark photographs. When was your first shark dive, and was it in a cage? My first great white shark dive…

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Great White Shark Assessment with Dylan Irion

Have you ever wondered how great white shark populations are counted? I spoke with Dylan Irion who has been working with working with Oceans Research, a marine and terrestrial research and conservation organization based in South Africa, for six years.  He graduated with a BSc in General Biology from the University of Maryland, U.S. in 2008 and an MSc in Applied Marine Science (Zoology) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2013. He’s currently carrying out a new white shark population assessment that will encompass several areas of…

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