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East African Marine Transect, ocean expedition

Lo Entropy and the Crew are Back in the Game!

Expeditions have a way of bringing out a side of people that we might not see otherwise, and which renew our faith in each other time and again. They bring out the selfless actions that expect no reciprocation, people that

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Head to Head with Zambezi Sharks

Having faced an uphill battle in our first two weeks, our luck has begun to change. We have identified the problems with the engine and we have acquired a very talented cameraman. Richard is from the Good Picture Company, making

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sharks in false bay. sevengill, marine research, ocean conservation

Falling for False Bay

Getting to know your study subject is a touchy subject in science… The very word ‘anthropomorphising’ will send shudders of horror down the spine of many an objective, pipette-toting lover of all that is rational and measurable. Staying immune, however,

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False Bay, Roman

Sharing the Wonder of the Sea

I can’t quite remember exactly when it was that I came to fall in love with our oceans. Rather than experiencing a lightning-bolt flash of recognition, a moment where I thought, ‘This is where I want to be. This is

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yacht, marine conservation, sea travel

Facing Into the Storm

After a delayed start, we’d eventually loaded everyone and everything onto the vessel in the bluff harbour. The excitement of beginning our adventure could hardly be quelled by anything. At least that’s what we thought… We sailed out of the

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Saving the Last African Penguins on the Planet

Africa, without its penguins? A spine-tingling shiver as cold as the Atlantic ran through me when I discovered that our very own penguin could disappear within my lifetime. The statistics are terrifying, and I had no wish to add to

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New 50/50 Episode: 24 September 2012

Marine Protected Areas Surfing, building sand castles and splashing around in the waves are some of the many uses we have for the ocean. This huge mass of water covers 71% of the earth’s surface and yet a mere 1%

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Shark finning in Mozambique

Mozambiquan dive instructor and documentary film maker Carlos Macuacua is on a mission to raise awareness about the plight of precious marine species.  Carlos understands the importance of educating local communities in Mozambique about marine conservation and ecosystems: [quote] In remote

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WorldOceansDay

World Oceans Day 2012

On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honour the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents.  Every year  on June 8th communities around the globe celebrate World Oceans Day as

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How to destroy a marine protected area?

Are South African National Parks (SANParks) and Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) about to take a decision that may well be the first step in destroying the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA)? There is a belief amongst marine conservationists and

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