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FREE-DIVING AND THE SEARCH FOR A FREE OCEAN - HERMANUS

“When the sperm whales surfaced from hunting, great big chunks of left over giant squid floated up with them, in the same way that we drop bread crumbs off the table,” said South African ocean conservation champion, Hanli Prinsloo, “With whales, you’re welcome to share their space, but only on their terms.”


FREE-DIVING AND THE SEARCH FOR A FREE OCEAN

“Looking down onto the back of a whale shark is like looking into a beautiful night sky,” said South African conservationist champion, Hanli Prinsloo, “They’re the biggest fish in the sea but the only way they could hurt you is if you swam straight into one, even then it would probably shoot you an apologetic look.”


SAMSA SST Tour Visits Local Schools

“I wish with all my heart to make a difference, big or small, as long as I can help to save my sea,” was the SEA Pledge submitted by grade 11 Simon’s Town High School learner, Calvin van der Merwe, to the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) last Tuesday.


World famous ocean conservationist launches South African coastal tour!

“South Africa is actually twice the size we think it is. There is another blue South Africa out there and we need to explore it before we take from it without knowing,” said Dr Sylvia Earle, internationally renowned oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Time Magazine’s “First Hero for the Planet”, and most importantly, patron for South African based charity, the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST).

The SST, in partnership with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), launched the SAMSA SEA Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour at the V&A Waterfront on 15 April, with Dr Earle as the distinguished guest speaker for the evening.

The tour will take place over four weeks, with stop overs in as many major coastal towns as possible. The SST and SAMSA team will engage the public in beach activities, visit schools, hold gala events with guest speakers and much more. Members of the public are all invited to make their own SEA Pledge, a promise you make to yourself and the planet, detailing how you will contribute to healthier oceans.




ROCKY SHORE CLEAN UP A GREAT SUCCESS

11 times South African freediving record holder, Hanli Prinsloo of the I Am Water Trust in collaboration with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, organized a well-supported beach clean-up along the rocky shore from Kalk Bay to Muizenberg on Sunday 14 April.


SYLVIA EARLE IN SIMONSTOWN - 14 APRIL 2013

World renowned oceanographer , diver and record holder Sylvia Earle will be joining us for the first leg of our SST tour which Kicks off  in Simonstown on 14 April 2013. Be a part of the change you want to see in the world!


TINA & THE DISSAPEARING LOBSTER

If you imagine that this pen is the size of the resource as it was originally before fishing took place, we are now down to that little tip there, which represents only 3% of what was originally there. And I don't have to tell you that little 3% could be snuffed out all too easily."



Did You Know?

“Most of the world's major fisheries are unsustainable”

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