Monthly Archives: May 2019

Hawksbill turtle record, Gonubie (East London) SA

A Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) was reported yesterday having washed up at Gonubie. It was retrieved today by the museum and a partial necropsy undertaken to determine whether there was any ingestion of marine debris – the result was negative. … Continue reading

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Hickman’s River humpback whale stranding update

Sadly the 9.5 m humpback did not survive the night. Museum scientist Kevin Cole was on site at sunrise and found the animal had passed on. Members of the public who assisted yesterday in trying to rescue the whale are … Continue reading

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Humpback whale stranding, Hickman’s River (East London)

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