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From fear to fascination

How Grant learnt to love the men in grey suits

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New wave of enviro journos go big

Our first Ocean Watch writing competition produced a series of captivating stories on all things rays and sharks. Natalie dos Santos salutes the winning entries.

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Detail on the devils: rare ray discovered on South Coast

‘Hightly endangered’ shortfin devil rays have been found in large numbers off KZN. Brent Lindeque spoke to ray researcher Michelle Carpenter

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Bycatch threat to apex predators

Shark and ray numbers are dwindling. Bottom trawling and a lack of government monitoring are adding to the problem, writes Katie Biggar

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A shiver of sharks:
Old stories tell another truth

Indigenous cultures venerated sharks, with a rich mythology that aided their preservation. It’s a lesson we can draw from today, writes Lisa Cloete  

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How Old Oven Mitt capitalised on a famous exit (and came to the rescue of a struggling industry)

Did orcas frighten away False Bay’s cow sharks and what became of the great whites? Marine biologist Leigh de Necker and the Shark Spotters research team, play sleuths

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Close up and personal:
Writing competition sheds light on ancient ocean species

Roving Reporters’ first Ocean Watch writing competition is shedding light on how sharks and rays have adapted over 400 million years. But many could now be on the brink of

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RAY TO GO: Aspiring science writers invited to explore sharky waters

Should we give a rat’s ass that many species of rays and sharks could be on the brink of extinction?  Are people actually part of any “man-eating sharks” diet?

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Wild waters, but where are all the sharks?

A record breaking endurance swimmer saw worryingly little marine life, especially sharks, on a North Coast adventure. Jess Nicholson reports.