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Some fish can live longer than humans!

By Stuart Dunlop, Conservation Manager on Cousine Island, Seychelles Methods of ageing fish | Ageing sharks and rays Have you ever wondered how long fish live for? I don’t mean the goldfish you have swimming around in your tank at home. I’m referring to the fish you see when you… Read more »

Green jobfish (LUTJANIDAE)

By Dr Camilla Floros, Marine Scientist… The green jobfish Aprion virescens is a species from the snapper family that frequents tropical reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific. Their long torpedo shaped body and pale green colouration is unmistakable underwater. They are prolific predators and are most often found cruising mid-water directly above coral and… Read more »

Fish migration: should I stay or should I go?

By Dr Jade Maggs, Marine Scientist… Migratory and resident fish species | Migratory residents and resident migrants | Partial migration case study in southern Africa In 1982, the English punk rock band, The Clash, released their hit song “Should I stay or should I go”, expressing indecision with which most… Read more »

Blue shark (CARCHARHINIDAE)

By Gareth Jordaan, Marine Scientist… The blue shark, Prionace glauca, is a slim graceful species with a dark blue back, bright blue flanks, and a white demarcated underside. They have a long conical snout, large eyes and no spiracles. Their pectoral fins are long, narrowed, and scythe-shaped situated well in… Read more »

Aliwal Shoal: 5 of the best things to do on bad weather days

Words by Jill Langley, images by Bevan and Jill Langley… For more travel stories and adventure guides, check out their travel blog Stray Along The Way. Aliwal Shoal on KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast is one of South Africa’s premiere diving destinations, popular for its variety of dive sites, varied marine life… Read more »