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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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Humpback whale stranding, Kei Mouth (South Africa)

Yesterday museum scientist Kevin Cole went out to the small coastal town of Kei Mouth to sample a 12.3 m male humpback whale which had stranded during the night after being reported seen drifting live at 19h20 on Saturday 30th … Continue reading

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An interesting news snippet about a possible new species of killer whale

The following article was sourced from CBC News and published two days ago. Quite amazing that in this day and age a new species of killer whale may be confirmed!! Scientists may have discovered a new killer whale Social Sharing … Continue reading

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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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