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.
WWF South Africa is working to prevent plastic pollution in our oceans through greater education and awareness among consumers and by developing easy-to-use tools to help consumers make responsible decisions and change behaviour.
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.
The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town have reopened their recently renovated shark exhibit with the introduction of nine beautiful ragged-tooth sharks.
Find out how you can contribute to the survival of one of Africa’s most endangered sea birds, the African penguin.
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.
It’s World Oceans Day on the 8th June and the theme for this year is “OUR OCEANS, OUR FUTURE” with the aim of encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.”
An up close encounter with one of the oceans endangered species, the dugong, in the red sea in Egypt.
Africa has it all – from big-game photographic safaris to untouched beaches and everything in between.
It’s a great time to visit, winds are light and it’s cool – set against the spectacular backdrop of the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean, Fanjove Island is the perfect location to relax. It’s a dream island! With a max capacity of 12 guests, you will have a private and intimate experience on one of the most pristine Islands in the world. Conservation is the aim of the people who run the lodge and look after the island.
Exploring the underwater world at Hurghada – an Egyptian resort town.
South Africa’s oceans are a source of tourism, wonder and perhaps most importantly a source of food. World Fisheries Day is celebrated across the globe by fishing communities to highlight the importance of water and marine life
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.
Help to conserve wildlife or make the world green again with these great places to volunteer in South Africa.
Rare footage of an Indo-Pacific day octopus attacking a GoPro was captured on the sea floor at Fanjove Private Island in the SongoSongo Archipelago.
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.
Adopt an African penguin chick for Christmas.
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.
Turtling in Tanzania with a unique project that is saving hatchlings!
Taking a moment to reflect on the commercial fisheries that feed millions of people every day, but also consider the impacts of the fishing industry on marine ecosystems and seabirds.
Adopt a cute African penguin chick this Christmas!
African penguins rescued from fire near SANCCOB facility in Rietvlei Nature Reserve.