Category Archives: Nature
Operation Seahorse Rescue
The Knysna Seahorse (Hippocampus capensis)) is an endemic species to the south coast of South Africa and is found in only three estuaries, namely the Keurbooms, Knysna and Swartvlei estuaries. […]
Sighting of Otter tracks at Buffalo Bay.
While the humans are away, the wildlife comes out to play. This was definitely true at Buffalo Bay this morning. As part of the Strandloper Project, we have mapped evidence […]
Marine Stranding’s in the Garden Route : information for rescue, handling and recovery.
Washed up. The Southern Cape coastline boasts a dynamic ocean and shoreline driven by strong winds and strong currents and the relatively shallow seabed of the Agulhas Bank which extends […]
Marine biodiversity disrupted by recreational fishing entanglements and discards in the Garden Route.
On the 30th June, members of the Strandloper Project set off down to their primary reef transect at Gericke’s Point to attempt a reef survey and to recover snagged recreational […]
Hiking through the origins of human thought in the Southern Cape.
‘On this intertidal shelf, you can forage for 90 minutes and collect more than your daily energetic requirements’ Archaeological Sites in the Garden Route. We had arrived beneath the pastel […]
An expedition through human origins
When we began our plans for the Strandloper Project coastal expedition, the route was chosen with careful consideration. Ghost Fishing at Gericke’s Point. From our ghost fishing studies at Gericke’s […]
Fair Game Launch a new era of livestock shepherding in the Karoo.
The future of livestock farming has many obstacles facing it. Drought is the immediate concern, but trends of rising consumer pressure for ethically reared and sourced livestock products are already […]
Targeted recreational shark fishing threatens Trophic Cascades
Trophic Cascades. The concept of trophic cascades is a relatively recent biological concept which describes the progression of nutrients and energy (calorific) through the food chain. There are numerous examples […]
Changing fishing habits to reduce Ghost Fishing
The Global Threat of Plastic. Internationally there is mounting pressure to ban plastics to save our oceans. While the emphasis is to pressure producers and retailers to wean their production […]