Ragged-tooth Shark Movement Patterns

This project falls under SHARKLIFE MAIN OBJECTIVE: Through scientific research, education and awareness bring about positive change to the current destructive trends of ocean exploitation. Identifying key conservation areas and movement patterns of pregnant Carcharias taurus in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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Project Overview:

Every year between December and March pregnant Spotted Ragged-tooth Sharks C. taurus migrate into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Marine Protected Area (MPA) where they spend most of their nine month gestation period.

The 3 year study aims to identify key congregation areas and movement patterns of the pregnant sharks. Understanding the sharks’ spatial and temporal abundance is key to protecting important congregation sites and migratory corridors. 




If you would like to be part of this annual study please review the options on our Internship Page 


The study is in collaboration with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority. 

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Sharklife Ocean Center

Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu Natal
South Africa 3974

Email: info@sharklife.co.za
Ph/WhatsApp: +27 (0) 82 935 9427