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Conservation
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SharkSafe Barrier

Protect Your Coast Line

“The SharkSafe BarrierTM is a product that has been developed to ensure the safety of beach goers from shark attacks, to prevent the loss of tourism revenue following these traumatic events and to stop the environmental damage caused by some of the protection measures currently used”

Protecting Sharks & Other Marine Life

Risks associated with shark attacks on beachgoers have been internationally addressed by deploying drum lines and shark nets: technologies developed to minimise shark attacks by reducing shark numbers. Shark nets, in particular, are not shark specific, and responsible for high levels of biodiversity loss by causing mortality of harmless sharks, whales, dolphins, sea turtles and large bony fishes.

The Product

SharkSafe BarrierTM successfully bio-mimics the visual effects of a kelp forest, and combines this with a series of permanent magnetic stimuli, to form a barrier that dissuades sharks from passing through. The SharkSafe BarrierTM can be the first 100% effective eco-friendly technology to protect humans from sharks without harming marine life.

This innovation provides an eco-friendly alternative that will aid in biodiversity conservation and will reduce shark attacks and anxiety on beachgoers.

What can you do?

Get involved in the following ways:

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Help us raise awareness, people need to be informed to enable us all to make a difference.

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Articles by Dr Sara Andreotti:

Low levels of genetic diversity are putting great white sharks at risk

I spent the past seven years counting white sharks – the findings are troubling

Killer whales not to blame for disappearance of great white sharks in False Bay

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SharkLife Conservation

SharkLife Conservation

Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them.

Shark Courses

Aim 1
To develop a compassionate desire to conserve sharks by replacing the "Jaws" syndrome with positive understanding and respect.
Aim 2
Reduce anthropogenic threats to over exploited marine species by increasing awareness and encouraging sustainable seafood choices.
Aim 3
Evolve shark populations into sustainable living resources by promoting educational ocean experiences for all South African’s.
The first eco-friendly shark specific product to protect people and sharks.

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SharkSafe Barrier

This innovation provides an eco-friendly alternative that will aid in biodiversity conservation and will reduce shark attacks and anxiety of beachgoers.

We realized that local governments are very reluctant to invest public funds on new technologies, no matter how tested they are, so we decided to make our mission everyone’s mission.

Bottom up Movement

Dive Against Debris®

Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris®, empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.

Do you need a buddy or like-minded group to dive in with? Join us on our Dive Against Debris dives.

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Sodwana Bay & Aliwal Shoal

Shark & Dive Conservation Tour

Join us!

September/ October 2020
This tour will take place in KZN where we combine a visit to Sodwana Bay with Umkomaas. Experience the beautiful reefs of Sodwana Bay coupled with the famous sharks of Aliwal Shoal.
See Travel Package