This year Shark Diving Unlimited sponsored the field work for PhD student Craig P. O’Connell from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, providing the materials and logistics for his project.
This project was authorized by the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa, cooperating with Prof. C.A. Matthee (Stellenbosch University), Sara Andreotti (PhD student, Stellenbosch University) and Michael Rutzen (Shark Diving Unlimited) as field work supervisor.
The aim of this project is to find an alternative non-killing solution to the anti-shark nets to protect both beach goers and sharks around our coastline.
It was great to have Craig in our team and we’re looking forward to see him back in South Africa.
Please look at this short video of video of Craig’ s field work