As the calendar rolls through August 2023, tourists and enthusiasts eagerly await the return of the Great White Shark population that once graced these waters. In this blog post, we'll delve into the latest information on Great White Shark activity in Mossel Bay as of the 12th of August.
The Disappearance of Great White Sharks: Since the dramatic events of 18th June 2023, when the famous Orcas "Port and Starboard" were seen hunting Great White Sharks in Mossel Bay, the iconic predators have remained noticeably absent from the local waters. The once-populated area has been experiencing a notable void, leaving both researchers and shark enthusiasts pondering the possible implications of this absence.
Recent Shark Sightings Elsewhere: While Mossel Bay waits for the return of its once-frequent visitors, there have been sightings of Great White Sharks hunting Cape Fur Seals in nearby. Plettenberg Bay, for instance, has witnessed sightings of these majestic creatures, providing some hope that they may return to Mossel Bay in due time. Additionally, a recent sighting in Gansbaai from the cage diving boat and stayed around for several days, offering a glimmer of optimism for those eager to see their return.
Whale Season Takes the Spotlight: Despite the absence of Great White Sharks, Mossel Bay's marine ecosystem is far from quiet. The current period coincides with the peak of the whale season, during which Southern Right Whales have taken center stage. The bay has become a playground for these magnificent creatures, offering breathtaking encounters to those fortunate enough to witness them up close.