Find out more about the science behind the loggerhead and leatherback turtles using South Africa’s St. Lucia coastline as their nesting site.
Nothing quite beats the sensation of watching newborn turtles climb and clamber towards the beginning of their ocean lives. It is a tough journey, however, and to make it to the shoreline there are many obstacles that need to be overcome.
Whale watching season is in full swing and here we take a closer look at St. Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal – one of the best places to spot migrating whales and their young.
Cape Town’s endangered African penguins respond directly to changes in local fish numbers, and monitoring them could inform fisheries management and marine conservation, say researchers.
An anti-shark finning letter in a bid to stop finning from being “tolerated” has been signed by 57 signatory parties from academia, retail, fisheries, and the NPO sector.
Heaviside’s dolphins are shown to produce unusual sounds to communicate and appear to ‘take turns’ calling in larger groups.
Up to 93% of green turtle hatchlings could be female by 2100, as climate change causes “feminisation” of the species, new research suggests.
Cape Town is synonymous with many things, like Table Mountain, picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches, and of course our iconic African penguin.
A journey to Sierra Leone’s Turtle Islands provides a technology-free escape like no other.
A new study has revealed endangered whale sharks inhabit smaller geographical scales than previously documented, which suggests they may be at increased risk of local extinction if good conservation management is not in place.
Research has found that the risky vocal behaviour of Heaviside’s dolphins put them at risk from killer whale attacks.
At sunrise on 2nd December Madswimmer took the plunge to attempt the fastest 100km swim ever in one day. Twenty one swimmers and a 24 strong support team made their way to the mighty Agulhas Current about 20km offshore from Park Rynie in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – to swim to Port Edward to raise awareness for sharks being on the verge of extinction
Labelled the butterflies of the sea, we often ask ourselves why are marine flatworms so vibrantly coloured? Is it simply that they can be, therefore they are? Or is there a deeper significance?
Nudibranchs (the naked gills) are molluscs, the flamboyant snails of the ocean. Their colours and shapes are stunning, and their multiple forms elegant and striking.
A look into the recent white shark deaths around the Cape coast, killer whales and the reasons and effects their presence could have on the endangered great white shark.
Dave Hurwtiz has been on the water in False Bay, South Africa, for most of his life. For the last 20 years he has operated professional tours of the bay. Despite this, Dave says that he can count his encounters with killer whales on just his fingers and toes.
An international code of conduct for whale shark tourism is voluntarily adhered to by a few. It should therefore be no surprise that most whale sharks that we see around Mafia Island, off the coast of Tanzania, bear the scars and wounds of human disregard and exploitation.
An up close encounter with one of the oceans endangered species, the dugong, in the red sea in Egypt.
Exploring the underwater world at Hurghada – an Egyptian resort town.
From snorkelling with whale sharks and scuba diving in a marine world that is home to over 460 species of fish, to watching sea turtles hatch or spotting reclusive hippos in lagoons – Mafia Island offers the perfect recipe for a Tanzanian island break!
Celebrating the start of spring at a wine-fuelled whale watching weekend.
Learn all about the giant leatherback turtle – the largest of all living turtles.
Find out how Southern Right Charters helps to protect whales in Hermanus while giving visitors the experience of a lifetime.
Off the east coast of South Africa hundreds of scuba divers regularly see ragged-tooth sharks – here are some facts about these fascinating creatures.
A shark, some surfers and a lot of adrenaline…
While scuba diving on reefs on the east coast of South Africa and Mozambique your are almost guaranteed a close encounter with a potato bass, one of the largest predatory fish on the reef.
South African scientists and conservationists to collaborate with anglers on a new initiative aimed at combatting the decline of South Africa’s favourite fishes.
All you need to know about friendly bottlenose dolphins.
Where have all the great white sharks gone?
Officials are beginning the ‘giant’ task of removing a dead humpback whale that washed ashore at Strand beach in Cape Town.
Bright blue fishing boats, red desert sunsets and bustling colourful markets make Essaouira in Morroco a sensory overload for Picton Castle crew.
Loggerhead turtle downgraded from Endangered to Vulnerable thanks to conservation efforts.
Sea turtles that have been found stranded on Cape and Western Cape beaches over the past 18 months, have been rehabilitated by Two Oceans Aquarium and released into the ocean off Cape Point in South Africa.
First ever field observations of one of the least known species of whales in the world off the coast of Madagascar.
How media hype has become the great white shark’s worst enemy.
Interesting facts and uses for seaweed – the treasured garden under the waves.
5 steps for how to improve your underwater photography.
The endangered African penguin is at risk of extinction as a result, in part, of a southern shift in anchovies and sardines away from the hub of colonies.
On the west coast of the Seychelles’ main island of Mahé lies a unique bay and the exquisite resort of Constance Ephelia.
Four rare albino green sea turtles have hatched on Vamizi Island off northern Mozambique.
A green turtle rescued from abandoned fishing net on Alphonse Atoll in the Seychelles.
Jeffreys Bay officials examine options such as hilltop lookouts to avoid repeat of shark scare involving Australian surfer.
4 otters play like meerkats on Cape Town’s Scarborough beach.
Humpback whale rescued from lobster nets by NSRI.
A 19 year old penguin, rescued by SANCCOB in 1997, has been released after recent oil spill.
Watch the first rehabilitated endangered African penguins be released in Cape St Francis this Saturday, after recovering from mystery oil spill in Algoa Bay.