Next week Monday is the start of the #UCTsummerschool course. Lectures from amazing women in #sharkscience run from 3-4 pm every day in the UCT Kramer Building. Course fee is R550 for the week and tickets can be purchased at www.webtickets.co.za Please join us for a #shark & #ray binge! Everything you ever wanted to know! The latest research discoveries, current threats to their populations, the role they play in healthy ecosystems, the best way to avoid a negative shark encounter, and even tackling the question of “where have the white sharks gone?” and so much more! Link for more information in bio. #higherlearning#uct#womeninstem#sharks#rays 📸 @atlanticedgefilms#puffaddershyshark
49 minutes ago224
Exploring underwater caves ✨ some of the dive sites we visit at @prodivelordhowe have beautiful underwater features or caves that we can swim through. Inside are all kinds of critters including eels and crayfish. Here was a shallow water cave we visited with some Galapagos whalers swimming round... oh and Tom! @lordhowefitness 📸 @andrererekuracreative@nushfreedman
Have you ever ate SHARK?
Ive tried a lot of crazy shit, from Tequila worms in Mexico, frog legs in France. I’ve had haggis in the UK and wild boar, to name a few. .
But Shark? It was delicious by the way. As always one of my go to restaurants did not disappoint 💋
Truffle pigs of the ocean - if truffles were dead and decaying fish.
#Rays (and #sharks ) have an acute sense of smell 🐽They have a pair of nostrils, one either side of their mouth, but they can't breathe through them as we do. The sole purpose of an elasmo-nose is to pick up smells. It is likely that they don't just use their noses for finding food though. Research suggests that their sense of smell may be used to pick up the scents of sexy singles in their area 😉
This weekend, why not test your selse of smell in picking up a date? *sniff sniff*
Happy #FlatSharkFriday !
Our friend @styngvi brining in the good! He has drawn one of our favourite sharks 🦈
This is the Bonnethead shark, also known as Shovelhead shark. These sharks are most commonly found in shallow warmer waters. Bonnethead sharks reach a maximum size of 150 cm or 5 ft and they are social creatures. They travel together in groups of 3-15 individuals, constantly on the move to follow the warmer water temparatures and to maintain respiration.
The Bonnethead shark challenges the image of sharks being blood-thirsty meat eaters. These sharks are the first known shark species to be omnivorous. They will happily munch on seagrass which makes up 60% of their diet. Besides that they also eat fish, crabs, snails and shrimps.
Bonnetheads are often targeted for their flesh by small fisheries. Because of their omnivorous diet they don't accumulate as much mercury as other sharks and are considered healthier. They are also commonly caught as by-catch.
Sharks are like the immune system of the ocean. They prey on the weak and sick animals and keep our oceans healthy. Conservation of sharks is also the preservation of human life as we know it. The aim of this series is to celebrate the different species of sharks and break the image of sharks being mindless killing machines.
In the end we will only conserve what we love and we only love what we understand so it's important to educate people and help them to understand sharks. They have been on this planet for 400 million of years but could disappear from the ocean in our lifetime unless we do something about it.
Please keep an open mind and help me shatter the image of sharks by sharing facts and images of them 🦈💙
2 hours ago5141
I scored this shark casting kit at the thrift store for $1 🙌 So of course we had to do a mini shark study to go along with the craft. Does anyone else utilize thrift stores to find curriculum? I’ve found countless resources at ours 👍
7 hours ago932
Think you're brave enough to give up hours of sleep each night in order to follow your passion and build something new?🦈