Monthly Archives: August 2017

Nahoon Beach – storm surge event

Nature is proving the hypothesis that increased annual storm surges will be experienced along the South African coastline in years to come. The museum has recorded events over the past two decades and it has been noted that apart from … Continue reading

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There is a dwarf in the tree ….

A few nights back an Eastern Cape Dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion ventrale) was spotted in an acacia tree in Beacon Bay, East London. Many years ago this species were quite common but they haven’t been seen regularly in recent times. The … Continue reading

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Controlled fire burn at the Beaconhurst School Nature Reserve today

Fires form part of a natural grassland ecosystem ¬†and in areas which are protected such as the Beaconhurst School NR controlled burns are necessary to allow the rejuvenation of the grasses and the biome in general. Museum scientist Kevin Cole … Continue reading

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Risso’s dolphin stranding at Queensbury Bay, East London

Mr Alan Harris of Glen Stewart contacted the museum about a cetacean stranding on the rocks at Queensbury Bay. The animal was identified by museum scientist Kevin Cole as a Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus)- the largest dolphin not to be … Continue reading

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