I recently spent two weeks sailing the Good Hope Line aboard the SA Agulhas II with a team from BirdLife SA. We spent the time recording the seabird and mammal species encountered between Cape Town and the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone.
The historic story describing my late grandfather’s extraordinary encounters with a pair of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, back in 1953.
The charismatic African Penguin is a species in freefall as a result of increased fishing pressures and shifts in the distribution of their prey species. Here in Cape Town, we have a number of breeding colonies on our doorstep and should be doing everything in our power to ensure the recovery and survival of this important coastal bird.
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.
An explanation on my Life Philosophy of Explore. Dream. Discover. and various other ramblings about dragons and the age of discoveries in the natural world.