This white shark, nicknamed Shredder due to the injuries to his dorsal fin, has been seen often recently by our shark conservation volunteers, and interns. He's very easy to spot as he frequently swims with his dorsal clear of the water.
Our white shark conservation volunteers get to see this view from the cage. A beautiful, peaceful white shark swimming in the distance.
White sharks are often curious creatures. This one was fascinated by the hull of the cage dive boat our white shark conservation volunteers spend their time on. 📸 @shark_buff
A white shark swims up to the cage to say hello to one of our white shark conservation volunteers. They're often very inquisitive 🦈 📸 @shark_buff
Our white shark conservation volunteers and Oceans Research interns are lucky to witness sharks leaping out of the water. Locally, we call it airjaws. 📸 @shark_buff
Our interns often see whale activity during our research expeditions. Pictured here, is a Southern Right Whale. There are two types of whale, the toothed whales and the baleen whales. The Southern Right is a baleen whale. A large difference between the two groups is the number of blow holes. Southern Right whales and other baleen whales have two blow holes similar to the nostrils in other mammals. The angle of the Southern Right's blow makes water at the surface spray diagonally, giving…
At Kleinbrak, our @oceansresearch interns and staff found an egg case belonging to a twineyed skate (Raja miraletus) with a skate alive inside. It was found washed up on the shore and the tide was coming in, which would have prevented it from returning out to sea to hatch. Because of this, it was taken to the aquarium where it will hopefully hatch in cool, flowing water that the species requires.