Destination / Mossel Bay

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Destination / Mossel Bay

Travel with us to Mossel Bay, South Africa to study the great white shark population led by The Shark Research Unit and Scientific Researcher / Marine Biologist

Nicolaas Booyens The Shark Research Unit is a shark and marine research and conservation institute driven by a passionate team of shark experts. Come experience on location, shark research, conservation and interactive education on the DeepSea Channel.

“The sighting of a great white shark next to the boat is a thrilling and awe-inspiring experience. These magnificent creatures are one of the largest and most powerful predators in the ocean, and being in their presence is a humbling experience. The sighting of a great white shark next to the boat also presents a unique opportunity for researchers and scientists to observe and study these animals up close. By taking careful measurements, photographs, and recordings, researchers can gain valuable insights into the behaviour, movement patterns, and physiology of great white sharks. While the sight of a great white shark next to the boat can be exhilarating, it’s important to remember that these are wild animals and should always be treated with respect and caution.”  

Nicolaas Booyens / DeepSea Channel Research Contributor and story producer.

Nico Booyens is an aspiring shark biologist who is passionate about shark research and conservation, including other Elasmobranch species. He graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a BSc (Honours) in Marine Biology.

Currently, Nico manages the special projects at The Shark Unit facility, located in Mossel Bay. His roles includes hosting great white research students, orientating postgraduate students and managing data sets.