Monthly Archives: February 2019

Atalaia shipwreck (1647) potsherd found at Cefane River, East London

Young Cole Hubbard’s find was written up in the Daily Dispatch newspaper by Madeleine Chaput.

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Amalinda Nature Reserve -a tarnished biodiversity jewel of East London

Many years ago the museum tried to negotiate the use of the Amalinda Nature Reserve for outsourced environmental education initiatives realising that the relevant authorities were not committed to the long term management of a proclaimed open space. The reserve … Continue reading

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Ichnological (trace fossil) studies along the coast

The worlds oldest human trace fossil track way (modern humans) was discovered in 1964 at Nahoon Point, East London. The Nahoon Point Nature Reserve was partly established to protect these and other archaeological sites in the area. The human fossil … Continue reading

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Striped dolphin stranding at Nahoon Beach, East London

A very unusual striped dolphin (Stenella ¬†coeruleoalba) washed out at Nahoon Beach on Tuesday 29 January 2019. This species is normally found way offshore in deeper tropical and temperate waters. They have been spotted up the Wild Coast mixing with … Continue reading

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