White Shark Manifesto

The R.J. Dunlap Conservation Program heads to Seal Island — South Africa

South Africa

Welcome to Seal Island — home to one of the most intense predator-prey interactions on the planet. The Cape Fur Seal and Great White Shark have been the focus of many research expeditions to the small island only 5.7km off the northern beaches of False Bay, South Africa. The University of Miami’s R.J. Dunlap Conservation Program research team headed by Dr. Neil Hammerschlag has journeyed to the infamous island to study the ocean’s most fierce predator. Dubbed the “White Shark Manifesto,” you can follow Dr. Hammerschlag and his team of scientific investigators as they observe the Great White Shark’s quest for dominance in the cool South African Waters.

Follow the team.

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