A “beach bum extraordinaire” has teamed up with fellow marine scientists to generate a new wave of ocean stewards. FRED KOCKOTT and DIONY LALIEU report.
Deep-sea exploration sparks renewed conservation efforts, but when it comes to protecting ocean life, competing commercial interests pose a huge challenge, writes FRED KOCKOTT.
The prospect for a “vibrant, sustainable blue economy” is on South Africa’s doorstep, South Africa’s environmental affairs minister, Dr Edna Molewa, told the United Nation’s Ocean Conference that got underway in New York this week. Continue reading “Vibrant, blue economy on our doorstep, says environmental affairs minister”
The 2017 Ocean Stewards deep-sea expedition along the KwaZulu-Natal coast comes under the spotlight at the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in New York today. Continue reading “Epic KZN deep sea expedition sparks international interest”
In this video, Zodidi Gwayise talked about her expectations in taking part in the 30-day Ocean Stewards epic ocean expedition. Zodidi returned from the first leg of the exhibition at midnight. Roving Reporters will catch up with her to find out how it went. Continue reading “Zodidi Gwayise docks back in Durban”
Falling overboard while on a yacht far out at sea is no longer a concern for 25-year-old marine biology student, Zodidi Gwayisa.
Over the next 30 days, a team of seventeen young marine biologists – most of whom have never been out to sea before – will help leading marine scientists explore rich and diverse deep sea habitats along the KwaZulu-Natal coast.
The 2017 Ocean Stewards expedition on board the 72-foot wooden research vessel, the RV Angra Pequena, aims to identify areas for inclusion in an expanded network of Marine Protected Areas.
Seventeen new Ocean Stewards are about to embark on a 30-day deep sea research expedition on board the 72-foot expedition yacht, the Angra Pequena. For many of the students, the excitement of going out to sea for the first time is mingled with the fear of falling over board. To counter these fears, Sea Quests’ Nikki Chapman treated students to a survival swimming lesson this week. Zamo Phungula was there to witness the action. Continue reading “Survival swimming lesson for Ocean Stewards”
Going out to sea for the first time is exciting. Working with marine scientists on a research vessel using under water cameras to study life at ocean depths never surveyed before, is an opportunity of a lifetime, says 20-year-old Thamsanqa Nkosi. Continue reading “Opportunity of a life time for Ocean Stewards”
Amid a government drive to unlock the economic potential of the oceans, an innovative offshore research programme involving annual deep sea expeditions, hopes to guide the associated protection of rich, biodiverse and fragile marine eco-systems. Continue reading “Deep sea research could stop exploitation”