International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women and girls all over the world continue to be excluded from participating fully in science. On this International Day it is important to spread awareness to end discriminatory stereotypes, create equal access to education and establish more opportunities for career and skill progression.  I’ve asked the marine biologists at Read more…

Make The Oceans Great Again

Donald Trump wants all sharks to die

Make The Oceans Great Again The transcript of a bizarre 2011 interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels is making the “real news” rounds this weekend. Real news in that it is not fake news, but I still wouldn’t consider it really news. The interview details Daniels’ alleged 2006 affair Read more…

mother and calf whales

A brief but finicky matter of bio-mimicry

Bio-mimicry is the utilisation of naturally occurring adaptations of animal and plant species and can improve human advances in many areas such as medicine, industry and architecture. Investigation into bio-mimicry can often offer more sustainable, affordable and simple solutions to human developments through imitating natural design. Bio-mimicry Examples Some examples of species Read more…

Great White Shark

A brief insight into shark vision

Shark Senses With an evolutionary period of over 400 million years, sharks are finely tuned to their environment. Sharks have a total of seven senses to interpret changes in their environment. These senses are: auditory perception (sound), tactician (touch), gustatory perception (taste), vision (sight), olfaction (taste), water movement detection (lateral Read more…

ELMO: New research project!

Exciting new citizen science study! Cape RADD is proud to announce that our students will be participating in a new collaborative research project from the South African Elasmobranch Monitoring team (ELMO). In their words, “ELMO is a citizen science project, which serves as an interactive database to help monitor Southern Read more…