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Photo taken at Childs Bank located off South Africa's West Coast. It rises from 400 m to 200 m depth and supports complex cold-water corals, hydrocorals, gorgonians and glass sponges, all of which species constitute vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Marine Invertebrates Book puts a Spotlight on SA’s Excellence in Marine Science

South Africa is exceptionally endowed with a rich marine environment and a huge diversity of ecosystems, hence it comes as no surprise that yesterday South Africa celebrated the launch of the first-ever book of its kind in the country, the Field Guide to the Offshore Marine Invertebrates of South Africa, at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.

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Understanding the Agulhas Current's complex relationship with our shores

By Neil Malan, Postdoc, SAEON Egagasini Node

Barrelling down the east coast of southern Africa, the Agulhas Current is one of the natural world’s behemoths.

Transporting some 80 million cubic metres of sea water per second at speeds approaching two metres a second and driven by the aggregate effect of winds over the entire Indian Ocean, the amount of energy involved in this system is somewhat inconceivable.

Field Guide to the Offshore Marine Invertebrates of South Africa book launch

Marine Biologists to Launch a One of a Kind Book on SA’s Marine Invertebrates

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), in collaboration with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), will be launching a unique, first of its kind book in South Africa. The book titled Field Guide to the Offshore Marine Invertebrates of South Africa will be launched at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town this coming Thursday, 10 May 2018.

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Call for Student Participation: ILTER 1st Open Science Meeting 2016

Skukuza, Kruger National Park, 9-13 October 2016

Long-Term Ecosystem Research for sustainability under global changes: Findings and challenges of ILTER from local to global scales

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ILTER 1st Open Science Meeting 2016

Skukuza, Kruger National Park, 9-13 October 2016

The International LTER Network is pleased to announce its first Global Open Science Meeting.

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