Monthly Archives: September 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, Beacon Bay, South Africa September 2015

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Supermoon Lunar Eclipse September 28th 2015

Tomorrow morning (Monday 28th September 2015) will see a full Moon in the perigee position (passing close to the Earth at 363 396 km’s and being a full Moon can be referred to as a supermoon). The lunar eclipse will … Continue reading

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Striped Polecat (road kill) deposited at the East London Museum

These mammals occur in almost any habitat and this one collected by museum scientist Kevin Cole was found on a remote mountain road north of Elliot in the Eastern Cape. It was probably hit by a vehicle in the early hours of … Continue reading

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Spotted Skaapsteker crossing a mountain road – Drakensberg (NE Eastern Cape Province)

A large specimen of Spotted Skaapsteker, Psammophylax rhombeatus, was photographed last weekend crossing the road close to the Bastervoetpad turn-off on the dirt road to Rhodes village from Elliot. These snakes inhabit a wide variety of vegetation types from the … Continue reading

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Chintsa shipwreck material retrieval

A very big ‘Thank You’ to Barry Kruger, the Eastern Cape Regional Manager of Geomechanics, and his team (Guy Swart, Petrus Swarts and Elija Mahlangu) for carefully and safely transporting the Chintsa shipwreck material to the museum. Sean Price of … Continue reading

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Africa’s smallest duiker

A pair of Blue duikers enjoying a grassy patch at the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve yesterday. Both sexes carry tiny horns and colleagues at the Amathole Museum curate the longest so far recorded for the southern African subregion – a … Continue reading

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