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Go-ahead for controversial oil project off KZN coast

Environmental groups’ objections over-ruled Marches, protests and objections to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the past few years have come to naught, writes Fred Kockott

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Sensational Shark Week
focus irks young scientist

Keen to teach people about misconceptions about sharks, Ocean Steward Natalie dos Santos, reflects on a recent free-diving experience with the apex predators – and lessons learned elsewhere. As freedivers, we

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Sea Shepherd skipper on film fest bill

Mlu Mdletshe A KwaZulu-Natal based skipper with the controversial marine conservation organisation, Sea Shepherd, will be among an engaging lineup of speakers at a special Durban International Film Festival event

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‘Wild Coast Wallflower’ pitch wins award

Marine Protected Areas are excluding coastal communities from accessing natural resources they had traditionally relied on, says a WildOcean’s intern who has just won an award to produce a documentary

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Green fashion: the slowdown

Our fashion choices are killing the oceans. Diony Lalieu explains why… and what’s being done to roll back the plastic tide.

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Dangling limpets and silver dancing girls provide food for thought

Marine biology student Natalie dos Santos learns how many amaMpondo live off the sea and wonders if there might be limits to the feast it provides.

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This is your captain speaking: harbour ban lifted… sort of

Transnet National Ports Authority has provisionally lifted its ban on fishing and commercial diving in Durban harbour, but warned port users they did so at their own risk.

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Marine science student inspired to make film to save to the Wild Coast

A DURBAN marine biology student hopes to be become a game setter in saving the Pondoland Marine Protected Area (MPA) from heavy minerals mining. RALPH MAKADI  and CRAIG BISHOP report.

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Ten more swimmers join the Wild Friends campaign trail

A group of Capetonians are swimming a 22km relay from Cape Point to Simonstown tomorrow to support conservation efforts in the sensitive northern Wild Coast eco-system which is under threat

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Pulling out all the strokes to save the Wild Coast

A group of sea-sunned, East London open water swimming obsessives are also pulling out all their strokes to support eco-tourism, marine conservation and associated environmental journalism training in the Pondoland