Since the dramatic return of the 3-meter male Great White Shark on October 20, 2023, Mossel Bay has had fairly consistent sightings. With only a couple of trips without spotting a shark, our anticipation for each trip has largely been met with thrilling encounters.
However, it's important to note that the sharks have displayed a somewhat skittish behaviour. While they've been consistent in their appearances, they've also shown a touch of unpredictability, reminding us that they are truly wild animals and can come and go as they please.
The Weather Challenge
In the world of marine adventures, nature can be both our best friend and our greatest adversary. Since October 20, the weather has not been in our favour. High winds and big swells have been regular over the last few weeks, making our trips more challenging than ever. The conditions have made it difficult to be consistent looking for the sharks but having had sharks after the bad weather it gives us a reason for hope.
Hope on the Horizon
Amidst the weather challenges and the skittish behaviour of our sharks, there's a glimmer of hope shining on the horizon. The upcoming week brings favourable weather conditions, raising our spirits and anticipation. And just when we needed it the most, a double surprise greeted us today, on October 5, 2023. We had not one, but two Great White Sharks by our boat. What's even more exciting is that they appeared to be two new individuals. This discovery fills us with hope that there may be more sharks returning to Mossel Bay.
The sharks of Mossel Bay have proven to be consistent in their appearances, bringing us hope and excitement for the up coming season. Despite the skittish behaviour and weather challenges, our spirits remain undeterred.
As we look to the future, we're ready to embrace the unpredictable nature of marine life and continue our mission of understanding and preserving this incredible ecosystem. The return of these two new Great White Sharks is a testament to nature's resilience and the enduring allure of Mossel Bay.