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May research blog!

May research blog: The elasmobranch egg case project continues to progress smoothly. Despite having dropped our surveys to only once a month, we still haven’t been able to totally process through our backlog, though we are steadily moving through it. There will be a big celebration once we have conquered the mountain of egg cases! […]

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Research has begun for 2016

February research blog. Well February has seemed to just fly by and Minke Witteveen, the new researcher who joined the ORCA Foundation, has been busy settling in and getting ready for a jam-packed and exciting year ahead! We officially started a project collecting elasmobranch egg cases in collaboration with Lisa Schroeter from ELMO (ELasmobranch Monitoring […]

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Humpback Whale Sightings

The Humpback Whales sightings the past week have been amazing at Ocean Blue Adventures, with guests having a blast. Did you know: Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) can grow up to 15m in length and weigh between 30-40 tonnes making it the 5th largest whale. They are normally found migrating single or in small groups aggregating […]

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Rock Agamas

Magic moment of the week: Rock Agamas

One of the countless amount of species we get to encounter on our Robberg peninsula hikes. These Rock Agamas are nicknamed the spiderman lizard as during the breeding season the males show stunning markings with the head, neck and part of the tail turning a vivid orange or red and the body turns a deep […]

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Common dolphins

Magic moment of the week: Common knowledge.

One of our very rare sightings, the Common dolphins. We are very blessed to be able to experience and encounter this beautiful species. The encounters with them are incredibly special, as we feel we can connect with them on a level not imaginable. We only wish that they could share with us their incredible knowledge […]

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With the turtles!

Ella’s photo memories

Volunteering with ORCA has got to be one of the best things I have done in my life so far. And I’m not exaggerating. Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding area is truly spectacular, definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I volunteered for 8 weeks and ended up staying in Plett […]

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