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Time to sharpen up African climate journalism

Course looks set to spark investigations into coastal resilience

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Tales you lose: Why Wild Coast blasting rattles the sea’s great migrating whales

A stretch of coast earmarked for seismic surveys – and potentially oil and gas extraction – lies on a long route followed by humpback whales.

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Why FADS far from fab

Fish aggregating devices pose a growing threat to ocean life and South Africa’s marine protected areas are caught in the net too.

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MPAs: Still a wade to go

A sense of exclusion among coastal communities could hold back the drive to extend marine protected areas.

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From fear to fascination

How Grant learnt to love the men in grey suits

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Southern Ocean seal species increasingly straying into South African waters

Marine experts are still trying to find out why there has been an increase in the number of species of seals on South African shores over the past two years.

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Shutterbugs rally to save our seas

A first ever Marine Protected Areas photographic competition – to put people in the picture about the value of conserving our ocean environment – is under way in South Africa.

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No horsing around… Why this little guy really is top of the pops

You may have already told your dad he is super, but how does he stack up next to a seahorse? 

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Covid shark video lands the WHO in hot water

The United Nations health agency has missed the boat on conserving sharks, say activists. Nico Booyens and Natalie dos Santos report.