Monthly Archives: May 2012

Start of the annual ‘Sardine Run’, East London

This is the first pic this year logged by the museum of activity possibly associated with the annual run of millions of sardines up the coast from the west. Hundreds of gannets were noted on the 20th May 2012 diving … Continue reading

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New pottery find at Gonubie …

The Kockott family and especially young Angus are thanked for alerting the museum to pottery sherds on a coastal dune at the Gonubie River mouth. Further investigation this week by the museum and the family revealed a deflated midden (due to … Continue reading

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Ever seen a whale ear bone?

The Mace family from Hamburg are thanked for donating a well bleached specimen to the museum. The odd shaped bone has been identified as a typanic bullae from a whale. In a telephone call to Mrs. Tracy Mace it was … Continue reading

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Trace fossil footprint talk – comment from U3A Newsletter

Below is a comment published in the March 2012 U3A Newsletter (University of the 3rd Age interest group). The talk was about the …….. Nahoon Human & Animal Trace Fossil Footprints  Kevin Cole of the East London Museum but has a … Continue reading

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Barcode of Life update …..

The following activities were reported on by the mollusca team – see http://www.toyotaoutreach.com.     Dr. Dai Herbert The scientists who are looking for mollusks or snails had a very successful day and found a very rare and poorly known … Continue reading

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Barcoding for Life?

The East London Museum recently participated in a Toyota Outreach programme aimed at barcoding genetic material from various plant and animal species. The focus of museum scientists (Kevin and Mary Cole) along with colleagues from Natal Museum (Dr. Dai Herbert and … Continue reading

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