Monthly Archives: April 2014

Proposed South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary

Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Uruguay have tabled a proposal to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to have a sanctuary declared in the Atlantic Ocean for all cetaceans (whales and dolphins) from the equator in the north to the Antarctic … Continue reading

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Are whales still threatened by Japanese ‘researchers’?

Japan hasn’t decided on next whaling season AFP | 14 April, 2014 10:36   Workers butcher a Baird’s beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo in this June 28, 2008 file photo. Image by: Toru Hanai / … Continue reading

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Puffer fish update ….

The range extension to East London of this new Three-toothed puffer specimen is much further south than ever previously recorded in African waters. There is strong evidence to show that tropical fish species extensions into temperate waters are occurring more frequently … Continue reading

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Three-toothed puffer ….. a first for the East London Museum

The museum has been affiliated with marine specimens since its informal inception in the early 1920’s. Many interesting specimens have been reported over the decades, including the world famous coelacanth (saved for science in 1938 by Marje Courtenay-Latimer). Recently reports … Continue reading

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