Monthly Archives: September 2013

National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE), East London

The East London Museum was a focal point at the recent NTCE held in the city this month. Learners from across the country had the opportunity to interact with museum scientist Kevin Cole and colleague Christina Reeve. Board of Trustees … Continue reading

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Crowned Hornbills damage Aloes in Kei Mouth

Bryan Church┬áreported the unusual behaviour of Crowned Hornbills destroying the succulent plant Aloe arborescens in the coastal village of Kei Mouth. This is the second record the museum has received of such an activity by these birds. The first was … Continue reading

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Pygmy Sperm Whale, Yellowsands (East London)

Ms Janna Cooper of Gonubie reported a sighting of a whale floating inshore at Yellowsands on Sunday 8th September 2013. Museum scientist Kevin Cole investigated the report and found a dead Pygmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps beached at Yellowsands near … Continue reading

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Vagrant Subantartic Fur Seal haulout

A second record of a Subantartic Fur Seal was documented at Kidd’s Beach (EL) on the 4th September 2013. Photos were sent through to the East London Museum by Judy Brown and Nigel Dunmore of a female Arctocephalus tropicalis which … Continue reading

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