Thought of as a “Living Fossil”, the Coelacanth has piqued the interest and captured the imaginations of fishermen, scientists and the general public alike. Throughout its history, forces have acted to mould this fish into the strange looking specimen that we encounter today… an appearance reminiscent of its ancient ancestors.
A review of the literature pertaining to the issues brought about by local overabundance in MPAs and the degree to which both reserve design and general ocean health can influence this phenomenon.
Cape clawless otters are common in myths and legends and are classed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and yet I still consider myself extremely lucky to spot them during an early morning beach walk.
Interesting facts about the ocean that surrounds us and the species that inhabit it.
The first in a series of posts delving into the experiences and exploring the paths available to newly fledged scientists. This first piece features a scientist who followed his passion for nature into the world of zoology only to find that the lure of the lab coat was too strong.
The influence of beach-cast kelp on the species diversity of a sandy beach ecosystem in the south-western Cape region of South Africa.
Assessing bird diversity across rocky shore and sandy beach environments within Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa.