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Marine Wildlife

The health of the ocean and marine life are so often taken for granted and due to our increasing numbers and wasteful practices, the ocean appears to be as vulnerable to harm by human activities as any other environmental realm—and maybe even more so based on the severity and scale of the threats we encounter on a daily basis.
The Cape Whale Coast in South Africa is a Biodiversity HopeSpot worthy of protection.

Where did all the penguins go?

We all know that Africa is not for “sissies” and the African Penguin is a perfect example of African tenaciousness.  The story of the African penguin is not a good story to tell. This iconic bird is on the brink of extinction. We have lost 99% of our African Penguin population through no fault of their own.

Badly decayed sperm whale washed up in Pearly Beach, thousands of miles from home

Badly decayed sperm whale washed up in Pearly Beach, thousands of miles from home

This is the third sperm whale that has washed up in the Gansbaai area in the last four years which is amazing because we don’t know where they come from.

Let us pass the shark conservation baton on to our children

Let us pass the shark conservation baton on to our children

It is a privilege for young  aspiring scientist early in the 21st century armed with the opportunities that didn’t exist any time in the past.. Never again will there be a better time to use the power of knowing to ensure the enduring future of human kind. The greatest era of exploration has just begun and our children can be a part of it.

 How did the Killer Whales outsmart the Great White Sharks?

How did the Killer Whales outsmart the Great White Sharks?

The great white shark is one of the ocean's most powerful predators, yet it is sometimes prey for orcas that killed several of these formidable creatures in Gansbaai, South Africa this month.

Let's celebrate these 7 marine moms

Let's celebrate these 7 marine moms

Humans aren’t the only ones who take extraordinary steps to protect, nurture and raise their young. The animal kingdom is full of with moms that take the time to teach their babies how to find food and protect themselves from the elements. Here’s a look at seven outstanding animal mothers going the extra mile for their young:

In-water sea turtle research around the Keys in Florida

In-water sea turtle research around the Keys in Florida

Inwater Research Group is a small non-profit located in Jensen Beach, FL whose mission is to provide the scientific community and general public with information to promote the conservation of coastal and marine species and their habitats. Specifically, our research and education is focused on the various species of sea turtles that utilize Florida waters and nesting beaches.

10 Facts about African Penguins

10 Facts about African Penguins

African Penguin also called a jackass penguin, they make donkey-like braying sounds to communicate.

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

The 38th consecutive annual survey of southern right whales and the resulting dataset is one of the longest such datasets available worldwide. This year the survey is being run in conjunction with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, which has always provided a supportive logistical role in the past.

Enjoy a Fun  Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

Enjoy a Fun Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

 There are two kinds of family activities I absolutely love; the free ones (Don’t we all?) and the activities where we teach our kids to have fun while we invest in their future by investing in the environment- taking care of each other and nature through responsible tourism.

 

Minister’s quick action on shark-cage diving, whale watching

Minister’s quick action on shark-cage diving, whale watching

The extension of current permits will ensure that boat-based whale watching and White shark cage-diving activities continue as usual.

Whale Fall- the strange ecosystem in the ocean

Whale Fall- the strange ecosystem in the ocean

Whale Fall: A gift from above

 A single dead whale can nourish a specialized ecosystem that lasts for decades. Species similar to those at whale falls may have depended on dead marine reptiles for millions of years

Researchers use Drones to fly through Whale spouts to study the breath of Whales.

Researchers use Drones to fly through Whale spouts to study the breath of Whales.

Though a whale’s spout looks like a stream of water, that’s actually water vapor from the warm breath being expelled from the whale’s lungs.

 Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

This is a tale of survival and hope against all odds.A formerly captive dolphin named Sampal has given birth to a healthy calf after finding her own way back to her family and freedom in the open ocean.

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

The most popular dolphin is the Bottlenose Dolphin as it is the one we have seen in tv series, movies, and aquatic shows. Yet, we dont know these friendly creatures.

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