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Monday Men: Greg Hofmeyr image Monday Men: Greg Hofmeyr

Family hikes and visits to game reserves instilled in me a keen interest in the natural world at an early age. This led to a BSc and BSc hons in Zoology at the University of the Witwatersrand. This was followed by the first of three year-long expeditions to Marion Island.

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placeholder image Aloha Algoa

Thwack! Thwack! We’re inundated by a huge school of dolphins feeding in the waters around St Croix Island. Their soft whistles and grunts of satisfaction fill the air, but every now and then one will thump the water with its tail. Thwack!’

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Rare leopard seal carcass found on Cape Recife beach image Rare leopard seal carcass found on Cape Recife beach

The carcass of a leopard seal was found on the shores of Cape Recife beach last week — only the ninth recorded sighting of the species in SA since  1946. The last one was found in 2019 in Milnerton near Cape Town.

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Eastern Cape researchers discover new snake species image Eastern Cape researchers discover new snake species

A research team from Rhodes University and the Port Elizabeth Museum has discovered a new species and genus of snake, and have named them in honour of two reptile scientists (herpetologists) from the Eastern Cape.

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Then and now: Bayworld researcher compares coronavirus with Spanish flu image Then and now: Bayworld researcher compares coronavirus with Spanish flu

Bayworld Museum Complex history researcher Lindinxiwa Mahlasela has compared the coronavirus with the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920, which was the single most devastating episode in SA’s demographic history.

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placeholder image The Lost Forest

The Lost Forest Nobel Peace Prize Shorts. Click here to view the videos.

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Another devastating virus threatens South Africans image Another devastating virus threatens South Africans

Medical historian, Professor Howard Phillips observed that the Spanish Influenza (1918-1920) was “the single most devastating episode in SA’s demographic history”.

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Otolith Newsletter - Volume One image Otolith Newsletter - Volume One

I am so delighted to bring you this quarter’s newsletter. This is my very first issue of the Otolith since joining the organization in 2018.

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Bayworld’s Night at The Museum 6 image Bayworld’s Night at The Museum 6

Friends of Bayworld (FOB) and Algoa Caledonian Pipe Band with the assistance Magnetic Storm, Spar Eastern Cape, Omega Risk Solution & Relay Emergency Services, undertake to once again host their very successful Night at the Museum event at Bayworld. 

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placeholder image Book Launch, Maqoma's Last War: The Sinking of the Birkenhead, By Nicholas Dekker

Amava Heritage Publishing will be launching their second book on Nkosi Maqoma in collaboration with the Port Elizabeth Museum at the Bayworld on Tuesday 27 February 2018, guests are encouraged to please arrive at 17:30 for 18:00 and access will be free.

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