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Conservation Biologist East London Museum South Africa

Good to note the value of museums

The article below was published in the Daily Dispatch on Tuesday 2 October 2018. Coelacanth sparked student’s quest Discovery of fossils in Sterkspruit a dream come true for EC researcher By Lulamile Feni – 02 October 2018 It never dawned on 24- year-old … Continue reading

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World Rhino Day 22 September 2018

Museum scientist Kevin Cole has just returned from a trip to the Kruger National Park. A number of magnificent rhino sightings highlighted the need for humankind (as custodians of the natural world) to respect and fight for the survival of … Continue reading

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Female humpback whale stranding at Cape Morgan

A 13 m female humpback whale was reported stranded yesterday at Cape Morgan (see attached map below). An investigation by museum scientist, Kevin Cole revealed that the animal had died out at sea before being lodged on the rocks below … Continue reading

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Notes for the upcoming lunar eclipse in East London (27 July 2018)

If we have clear skies on Friday 27 July 2018 then we may be able to witness one of the longest lunar eclipse events for a while. A full moon is required for a lunar eclipse. The earth will begin … Continue reading

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Unusual record of skipjack tuna

A local fisherman alerted the museum this week (10 July 2018) of some wild fish activity off the reef at the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve. Large bait balls of sardines were being pursued by hundreds of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis). … Continue reading

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Museum scientist receives a Vocational Service Award from the Rotary Club of East London

The Rotary Club of East London is the oldest in the city and was founded in 1926 (Charter No. 2317 2-4-1926). It is 7th oldest on the African continent. One of the club members, Rotarian Luke Baisley, assisted the museum with … Continue reading

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Humpback whale stranding at Cape Henderson

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