Most of the popular bathing beaches in Kwazulu-Natal are protected by shark nets maintained by the KZN Sharks Board. Each ... More
KZN Sharks Board
Most of the popular bathing beaches in Kwazulu-Natal are protected by shark nets maintained by the KZN Sharks Board. Each day, crews on ski boats check the nets and collect any snared sharks. These are brought back to the institute, dissected and studied. There are regular one-hour tours which include a peek into the enormous freezer where the shark carcasses are stored, a shark dissection, and a fascinating audiovisual presentation. There is an interesting curio shop offering sharkskin leather goods and sharks teeth. Boat tours may also be arranged (USD 15). Some of these exhibits are not for the faint-hearted.
What a fantastic place to visit.
A thoroughly eductional and informative lecture, and well worth the small costs.
Each visit proves to be better than the last, with even better things to see or read about.
We are going to Durbs again in March and we shall DEFINATELY be visiting Sharksboard again when we go.
A NOT TO BE MISSED EXPERIENCE.
Ive been twice to the sharks board and am going again in febuary. It is brilliant, each time I go theres just more stuff to see. Is one of the most intresting, exiting and amazing places ive ever been.
The centre educates young and old about sharks as creatures not to be feared but respected, the experience is educational and fun and a good way to get out of the heat of the beach and have a walk round. Shark dissections occur at intervals during the day performed on sharks caught in the nets out at sea which unfortunately died. It is a place for the whole family and I would recommend it to anyone!
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