Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dendrite found at Nahoon

Percolating mineral solutions have filled areas in the rock (illustrated below) – water rich in minerals (possibly manganese and iron) has moved along a bedding plane between layers of sandstone (Beaufort Group rocks of the Karoo Supergroup), depositing dendritic crystals. The specimen was brought to … Continue reading

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Coastal education at the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve

Nahoon Point Nature Reserve coastal ranger, Siviwe Kweza, conducts an educational outing recently for learners from King William’s Town to Bat’s Cave at the reserve. The East London Museum is proud to be associated with the reserve as one of its … Continue reading

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Mystery of a set of small teeth found at Gonubie solved

Mrs Elrine de Witt sent through a photograph of a small set of teeth which she found on the Gonubie Beach (East London). A puzzle at first, but museum colleague Greg Brett, eventually got to identify the species. The fish … Continue reading

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Nahoon Point Nature Reserve today …..

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Coelacanth, St Gallen Natural History Museum, Switzerland

Mrs Agnes Herschel is thanked for sharing her explorations of  ‘Ol’Fourlegs’ (the coelacanth) in Switzerland. The attached photos show the coelacanth exhibit at the St Gallen Museum of Natural History which is situated near Lake Constance.

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An unfortunate blue duiker find at the Blue Bend Nature Reserve

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Coastal erosion Kayser’s Beach (Eastern Cape)

Dune slumping continues along the entire coast documented around East London and the photographs below are from the Kayser’s Beach area (westwards). Increased storm surges this year are driving back the ‘toe’ line on dune systems with more consistent aggressive wave activity as … Continue reading

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