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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.

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Seahorses live in the sea, right? True, for all but one species.

Rio Button reports from the Southern Cape on a citizen science mercy mission.

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Helping hands show the way

A campaign to create a world day to promote Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has been launched in South Africa, writes Terry-Ann Beukes.

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Turtles “talk” to divers

Ocean lovers Emma Tomkins and Michael Dowker dive into the fascinating world of turtle research.

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New wave of enviro journos go big

Our first Ocean Watch writing competition produced a series of captivating stories on all things rays and sharks. Natalie dos Santos salutes the winning entries.