Monthly Archives: August 2012

Paper Nautilus …. Argonauta argo

A number of reports have come through to the East London Museum with regard to paper nautilus (Argonauta argo) finds along the coast near and around East London (SA). These mollusca, similiar to octopii are an open ocean species in which … Continue reading

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A rare boring bivalve found at Chintsa (East London, SA)

It’s not often that the museum is presented with a pair of boring bivalves still fixed in the parent rock into which they have bored.  The species has been identified by museum malacologist, Mary Cole, as Barnea alfredensis – elongate, … Continue reading

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Beaked whale necropsy, East London (SA)

It was with great sadness that the team (see the previous post 18th July 2012)) had to dissect the stranded whale. The purpose of this was to retain skeletal material for further research and identification of the species. Important here is … Continue reading

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