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Newsletter - Issue #: 188
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 IBSA-Ocean Goa, India May 4-8

 The second scientific workshop of the India-Brazil-South Africa tri-lateral scientific and technical agreement took place in Goa, India from 4-8 May...

 

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For many of us, nothing’s more indulgent than tucking into a delicious seafood platter. Whether it’s a succulent fillet of fish grilled to perfection, a pot of steaming mussels delicately flavoured with a hint of garlic and wine, melt-in-the mouth strips of calamari or a pile of pink juicy prawns that tempts you, seafood has never been in greater demand by diners...
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SANCOR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2009 SANCOR Student Travel Grant...
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The Norwegian research ship, Dr Fridtjof Nansen, will embark on a three to four month voyage in the western Indian Ocean in August, continuing the pioneering research that began in 2008 under the umbrella of the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project.
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In April 2009, five marine scientists and three technicians spent two weeks on the Research Vessel, Ellen Khuzwayo on the Agulhas Bank. Armed with a research ship, long lines, fish cages, dredges, CTDs, several cameras, collecting bags (or bottles), diving equipment, diving chamber and more enthusiasm than air, we prepared ourselves for our research adventure in discovering what lives on the hard reefs off the Agulhas Bank...
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Many international programmes have either developed or changed emphasis to focus on climate change and variability, social needs, and ecosystems. This article summarizes some of the major international projects and programmes in science in the marine and coastal environment and attempts to expand the readers’ TSLAG (i.e. Three to Six Letter Acronym Glossary).
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Student Contribution: Research in the marine environment has historically been the domain of marine scientists. However, more recently, there is a growing body of research that focuses on social issues in the marine environment. This project examines the issue of ‘subsistence fishers’ in Durban whose fishing sites are being eroded through various development processes. A response to this article by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has been included.
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Education and Awareness: Weston Barwise gives an account of this hands-on workshop presented to 300 Grade six learners to educate them on the importance of wetlands.