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Microplastics in offshore fish – by Stiaan Immelman
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Microplastics in offshore fish – by Stiaan Immelman

The extent and type of microplastic (MP) contamination in South African open ocean marine resources is unknown. This study aims to report on MP ingestion in seven commercially targeted fish species from the Agulhas Bank, south of South Africa. MPs were found in all seven species sampled (N = 105) (Trachurus capensis, Merluccius capensis, Merluccius...

16 women environmentalists, guardians of the planet:
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16 women environmentalists, guardians of the planet:

During April’s Earth Month, we’re celebrating the incredible women who are working to protect the environment and all of the creatures which share our planet. From groundbreaking primatologists to deep-sea explorers to determined activists, each of them has changed the way that we see the world — and our role in protecting it. Equally importantly, these...

Recreational Angling
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Recreational Angling

Whether marine or estuarine, angling is a popular pastime enjoyed by more than a million people across South Africa. While the number of recreational fishers has increased substantially over the past century, catch rates have steadily decreased.