This is an amazing account of the integral link between whales and the air we breathe, writes Roving Reporters Ocean Watch ambassador, Diony Lalieu. Please watch and share . . . Continue reading “Vital role of whales”
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”
As a hip hop enthusiast, environmental journalism is not Zamo Phungula’s first calling, but a recent visit to Port Natal Maritime Museum certainly struck a chord, inspiring her first Ocean Watch blog.
As part of our Ocean Watch training programme, Roving Reporters provides links to latest research and interesting news related to whale populations.
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”
Chance for city to join an international whale tourism route
With the 4th World Whale Congress being hosted in Durban in June this year, whale-based tourism in KwaZulu-Natal is likely to get a giant boost. Continue reading “World Whale Congress planned for Durban”
When 27-year-old Nondumiso Chili and four colleagues from Umlazi enrolled for training as whale tourism guides, they got teased and ridiculed in the township. Continue reading “The Whale Time Girls”
Roving Reporter’s director, Fred Kockott, cut to the chase in launching a series of seminars on Critical Conversations in Sustainability at Regent Business School in Durban last night. Zamo Phungula reports. Continue reading “Climate change: cutting to the chase”
Climate change is not a sexy topic, but the idea of waking up to an alarm clock powered by the breeze the night before, certainly is. Continue reading “Riding the rays of the sun”