Monthly Archives: Jun 2009


Sharks in Deep Trouble - A Film by Lesley Rochat

Sharks in Deep Trouble has won another two awards at the International Celebrate the Sea Film Festival held in Philippines. It has been credited with five awards so far from three international festivals, and this time I won a liveaboard package in Indonesia, an underwater photographer’s dream, I can’t wait for that much needed break!…

Environmental Week & World Oceans Day

Environmental Week & World Oceans Day

It was Environmental Week last week and what a wonderful success we had at the SOSSC – we reached about 2800 learners, and a couple of hundred adults! As director of education and awareness of the SOS Shark Centre, an AfriOceans project, I promote collaboration amongst other organisations and groups to increase our success in…

Whale Ceremony for 55 beached whales in Kommetjie

Lesley Rochat Photography - Whale Ceremony for 55 beached whales in Kommetjie

Yesterday late afternoon as a full moon begun to rise, a small crowd of about 120 people, including Kim Mc Klean, who had driven from Hermanus especially for the event, gathered to honour the whales that were shot on the beach the weekend before. Spiritual healer and shaman, Shelley Ruth Wyndham, spoke words of wisdom…