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Shark hot spots identified by the City of Cape Town

30 August 2016 9:59 AM

As winter gives way to warmer days, City of Cape Town official reminds sea lovers of the presence of great white sharks.

Sea lovers need to be aware of the increase in in-shore activity by great white sharks, the City of Cape Town has warned.

Johan van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning says people should be aware of where they swim to avoid shark attacks.

To minimise shark attacks, the City says shark spotters will be present at prime spots and have put out shark nets. According to annual research, the nets will be at the same spots as last year.

Cape Town people must be on the lookout and if they spot a shark they must bring it to the attention of our shark spotter and the City of Cape Town

Johan van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning

Key places where people should be on the look out for shark activity are St James in Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Caves, Kogel Bay, Noordhoek, Clovelly, Glencairn, Monwabisi and Muizenberg.

Safety tips:

  • People should not swim or surf at night
  • Do not swim when bleeding
  • Avoid river mouths
  • Swimmer and surfers should stay together in groups

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30 August 2016 9:59 AM