Zoology

Warm blood gives sharks and tunas superspeed

July 26, 2017 0

Although shark movies like Jaws and Sharknado 1, 2, 3 (the list goes on…) may portray sharks in an unrealistically menacing light, they are correct in that sharks are fast. Really fast. But the sharks […]

Marine Anti Abolone Poaching Rangers
Conservation

Tales of a Marine Anti-Poaching Ranger

April 7, 2017 0

Dedicated to the rise of a small Anti-Abalone-poaching team who are making waves, and the fall of Abalone Poaching in the Eastern Cape As a young, aspiring, female Nature Conservationist, trying to make a career […]

Zoology

Who is Talking in the World of Silence?

March 8, 2017 0

For many years, scientists have thought that the oceans are a unique world of silence. During the last few decades though, research findings revealed that oceans are a rather noisy environment. Noises, like waves, rain, […]

Environment

2050 – the year plastic will outnumber fish

March 2, 2017 2

Warning: this article contains photos of animals which readers may find unsettling. Yes, you read that right, according to research by the World Economic Forum, by 2050 you are more likely to bump into some […]

Zoology

The Diadema Dilemma

January 12, 2017 0

Could the spiny grazer be the saviour of the Caribbean coral reefs? Ah, the Caribbean! White, sandy beaches, warm waters, pirates and rum…  As a final year zoology student, I got an amazing chance to […]

ID Guide

Flabellina pedata — ID Guide

December 5, 2016 0

Flabellina pedata unfortunately has no common name (though is sometimes synonymised as Doris pedata or Coryphella pedata). It is a species of Nudibranch, a marine mollusc, so called as their gills are not enclosed and […]

Research

Chimney-Henge: A mud volcano in the deep

December 21, 2015 0

Above the waves there was nothing but sea to be seen, but below the surface we caught a glimpse of a fascinating sight.  A vast field of toppled carbonate chimneys loomed in front of us […]

Zoology

So you’re going to work in a zoo?

September 9, 2015 4

This is the question that has haunted me since I decided I wanted to study zoology. For years I answered people with the same pre-recorded spiel that everyone in my class has engrained in their […]