Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fossil find (Heterodontosaurus tucki) by Dr Billy de Klerk offers new insights into the species

Retired Albany Museum palaeontologist Dr Billy de Klerk, pictured below, has assisted the East London Museum with a number of fossil and geological queries. He has also invited museum scientist Kevin Cole into the field and postsĀ on this blog on … Continue reading

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Hofmeyr skull research …….. update

Professor Fred Grine from Stony Brook University (NY, USA) recently visited the East London Museum to update museum scientist Kevin Cole on the work being undertaken on the Hofmeyr skull. A piece of parietal bone (surgically removed) will be sent … Continue reading

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Another oarfish record from Mossel Bay

This week (Tuesday 5th July) an oarfish was reported having washed up at Hartenbos beach near Mossel Bay. The 1.3 m fish was seen alive before stranding on the beach but died shortly after landing. In July 2011 this blog … Continue reading

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News article on whale entanglements

Whales in a tangle of fishing lines and nets BOBBY JORDAN | 07 July, 2016 07:14 Whales are popular visitors to South Africa, but an increasing number of them must be regretting the long swim to our shores. That’s because … Continue reading

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A personal encounter with a female Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)

By Kevin Cole On Sunday 19th June 2016 at approximately 9h20 I received a call from Ms Siani Tinley, Chief Marine Services for the Buffalo City Metro (East London, SA). Siani reported that a large whale had beached alive at … Continue reading

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