Monthly Archives: August 2015

Coastal erosion along the East London coast

Draft 1 The East London Museum has been documenting the changes in coastal profiles north and south of the city (including those changes to beaches within the city limits) for almost two decades. The first formal recording of the coast … Continue reading

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…… remains of a shipwreck ……. the Nuovo Abele which grounded at Chintsa Mouth in 1874?

Museum scientist Kevin Cole visited the beautiful coastal area of Chintsa East recently to document the  curved wooden remains of a ship, hopefully an Italian barque.  In 1874 the Nuovo Abele (Nova Bella) grounded in Chintsa Bay. The museum has some wooden remains of shipwrecks and … Continue reading

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Bitis arientans …….. sluggish, cytotoxic predator seen in the Baviaanskloof

This brightly coloured puff adder was seen crossing the road during a  field trip earlier this year to the Baviaanskloof (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It is one of the larger of the species noted on many field trips in … Continue reading

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