On Monday, February 17th – for the first time in over a year – a Great white shark has been spotted in Gansbaai, South Africa.

Many have wondered whether the sudden and prolonged absence can be attributed to the presence of two Orcas often spotted swimming through Cape waters. The Orcas, named Port and Starboard are known to hunt Great Whites, eating only their liver and leaving the rest of the carcass as is.

Recently a video was captured of a pair of orca’s hunting a large great white shark in Knysna near Cape Town.



Marine Dynamics said in a post via their Facebook page:

“A surprise was lurking in the bay for the Marine Dynamics team and guests today in the form of a stunning Great White shark. This happened to be a very well known shark in the Gansbaai area going by the nickname Mini Nemo. This male is one we have documented yearly since 2012,

During the time we have seen this shark he has become a favourite for crew, volunteers and guests lucky enough to meet him.”


Mini Nemo is one of ten Dyer Island Conservation Trusts (DICT) Iconic Great White sharks that have been sponsored by some of their visitors.

Welcome back to the bay Mini Nemo!