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 […]
Since January 2018 the Strandloper Project has been researching ghostfishing and the snag rate of recreation fishing tackle on the reef at Gericke’s Point and in Kingfisher Creek. The research […]
This morning, as news of a possible third fatal whale entanglement in octopus traps in False Bay filters through, it is obvious that definitive action needs to be taken to […]
Bouncing off a Baseline. In the second half of December 2018 we conducted a dive to remove snagged fishing tackle from a transect on the eastern reef at Gericke’s Point. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Internet and smart phones have the ability to assist communities living below the poverty line.
The unexpected victims of wind farms are the reptiles, arachnids and Scorpions along with the avian species that don’t usually fly in the collision zone.
South Africa is poised on the cusp of experiencing an proliferation of mega wind farms erupting across the landscape. In a country blessed with unique and diverse avian species, bird monitors, Mark and Amanda Dixon, ponder whether sufficient mitigation procedures have been instigated to prevent displacement and accidental deaths of bird populations
The pair of Verreaux’s Eagles descended down the slope, darks shadows dropping over the cliff and hugging the steep rocky fynbos. Silently they landed at the base of a rock […]