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August Our 7th species collected, a Munchkin Skate

August research Blog!!

August research blog We have exciting news on the elasmobranch egg case project! After 7 months of surveying beaches we have finally collected a different egg case! Generally, we will collect egg cases from 6 different species: Dark Shyshark, Leopard Catshark, Puffadder Shyshark, Pyjama Shyshark, St Josephs Shark, and the Twineyed Skate. Finally, we can […]

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Blacktail – abundant, ubiquitous, and hermaphroditic!

Blacktail – abundant, ubiquitous, and hermaphroditic! Anglers and visitors to the underwater world in our beautiful Plettenberg Bay may be familiar with a fish called blacktail Diplodus capensis, though perhaps the name dassie or Cape white seabream is more familiar. This is an oval-shaped fish which is primarily silver in colour with a black patch […]

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April Collecting samples to assess river health.

ORCA Foundation April Research blog…..

April research blog They (you know those all-knowing, ever wise ‘they’) say you should never have favourites with regards to children, but Minke, while not having human children, has a few research projects that she has brought to life. From the inception of an idea, through a sometimes difficult birthing process with copious research, proposal […]

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Research Blog- March 2016

March 2016- Research blog Looking back on March it seems that although Minke may have spent a lot of time in the office working on project proposals the rest of the ORCA team has been busy! During March the ORCA team collected 398 egg cases, though 374 came from Nature’s Valley beach! So after 2 […]

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