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…

Our Story

Mike and Dylan’s Story Mike and Dylan, Cape RADD course directors, have been working in the field of marine biology for the better part of a decade now. They first met in South Africa on a research internship back in 2009 after completing their undergraduate degrees, became good friends , Read more…

Welcome to Cape RADD

Welcome to Cape RADD! We have been working tirelessly over the past year to put together an exciting new field course and in just a few short months we will be launching. The month-long programme is aimed at young biologists, conservationists, naturalists or just the plain old curious-ists who wish Read more…