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Striped dolphin necropsy result

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Baby Samango Monkey rescued from Buffalo Pass (Umtiza Forest) , East London

Yesterday afternoon Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency ranger Bulelani Dyonase contacted museum scientist Kevin Cole to report a baby male Samango (Sykes) monkey which had been separated from its mother. The incident happened on a busy section of road … Continue reading

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Subantarctic fur seal injured by a propeller at Chintsa Bay, East London

A young male vagrant subantarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) had to be euthanased yesterday morning at Chintsa East after being very badly injured by what looks to be a propeller strike to the right flipper. The seal was reported alive … Continue reading

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Female Risso’s dolphin stranding at Kidd’s Beach, South Africa

The museum was alerted on Monday 9 Sept 2019 (via the aquarium – Ms Siani Tinley) that a fisherman Juan Wessels had come across a live dolphin in the surf zone west of Cove Rock on Sunday 8 Sept 2019. … Continue reading

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Notes on the oarfish stranding (Regalecus glesne) at Chintsa East (East London, SA)

On the 28th August 2019 a very unusual oarfish washed ashore at Chintsa East. It was reported to the museum by Geoff Philipps and was alive when first sighted and later died. Sheila Gill of Chintsa East (pictured below) responded … Continue reading

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Humpback whale stranding at Hamburg, Eastern Cape

Daily Dispatch, Monday 26 August 2019

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Two cetacean strandings this past weekend – striped dolphin at Chintsa bay and a humpback whale at Cebe (Wild Coast)

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