Sharks Mysteriously Disappeared In False Bay

Sharks Mysteriously Disappeared In False Bay. The Shark Spotting Programme and the City of Cape Town have been following the total mysterious vanishing of the great white sharks at False Bay in Cape Town.

The Shark Spotting Programme and the City of Cape Town have been following the total mysterious vanishing of the great white sharks at False Bay in Cape Town. The examination from the Shark Spotting Programme has been following the great whites’ moves and the way they behave around the ecosystem at False Bay from 2004. The Shark Spotters state that between 2010 and 2016 there was an approximate of 205 great white sharks at their functioning beaches around the summer and spring times.

But in 2018 the amount of sharks that were spotted dropped to 50 great white sharks. This year became worse as there was no shark seen according to the Shark Spotting Programme. The examination has not seen any of the sharks that were tagged by the Shark Spotting Programme from 2017. The seal Island also reflects the findings that were found at the False Bay. The shark movement on the island, which has previously been a significant place for the sharks to feed, has plunged.

The people functioning the shark cage diving eco-tourism, these are people who would normally see a lot of sharks coming to their repository, have not seen a great white at Seal Island this year. There are also other evidences that back that the sharks might have disappeared. There were no bite marks on the dead bodies of whales the City of Cape Town has extracted. “To our knowledge the absence of great white sharks from False Bay has not been recorded or reported before. Great white sharks are top apex predators and we do not know how their absence from False Bay would impact the ecosystem.” says the statement. The great whites have been a part of Cape Town’s economy.

by Alexandra Ramaite

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