Thursday, 25 September 2014

Smith Memorial Lecture 25th Sept 2014

Smith Memorial Lecture: Burrowing beneath the surface – sandprawns provide insight into the ecological value of estuaries

 The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity is proud to present Dr Deena Pillay as the guest speaker for the 2014 Smith Memorial Lecture.

The lecture, which commemorates Margaret and JLB Smith and their legacy of discovery and research in Ichthyology, is held annually and provides an opportunity for the Grahamstown public to come and find out about cutting-edge marine research that is happening along South Africa’s amazing coast.

SANCOR Newsletter #206

Read this and other SAIAB contributions to SANCOR Newsletter #206

SAIAB Collections Manager Roger Bills studies fish and frog skeletons
with learners from T.E.M. Mrwetyana High School.  (p.19)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Eastern Cape coast spring tide alert

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A supermoon is a type of full moon and looks no different from any other full moon. 

SWIMMERS and shoreline anglers have been warned to be extremely cautious over the next week when strong rip currents are expected along the coastline.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said yesterday that the full moon spring tide that peaked on the 9th September would cause more extreme high and low tides.

This produced strong rip currents and put swimmers and anglers at far greater risk of being swept out to sea.