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A ‘Conservation handbook ‘ (booklet), and ‘Management Plan for the Prince Edward Islands’ and ‘An Introductory guide to the Marion and Prince Edward Island Special Nature Reserves’  are available on the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa archive. Also preserved on the repository are the Prince Edward Island Management Committee meetings – these documents were made […]

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Patrick Morant, a friend and benefactor of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa project, died on 30 March at the age of 73.  Pat was recovering in hospital from a serious infection when he had a fall resulting in a brain hemorrhage and an ensuing coma, from which he never recovered.   Patrick, a retired […]

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   Hannes and John share their names as Hannes (Johannes) in the Afrikaans language is John in English. Although that is not all they have in common. Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) connect John Knight with Hannes La Grange’s family and the common factor is the Trans Antarctic Expedition. John Knight emailed the project […]

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The Publication “Die Wit Horison” was written in Afrikaans by Dr André le Roux van der Merwe, Medical Doctor of SANAE 1 – South Africa’s first Antarctic expedition of 1959-1961.  Until now, this has meant that the book has only been accessible to Afrikaans readers and not to wider national and international audiences. The text […]

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Pierre Pistorius (Department of Zoology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa) and colleagues have published open access in the journal Ecology and Evolution on the at-sea movements of satellite-tracked King Penguins Aptenodytes patagonicus from South Africa’s Marion Island. The paper’s abstract follows: “King penguins make up the bulk of avian biomass on a […]

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Ryan Reisinger (Department of Zoology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa) and colleagues have published in the journal Behavioral Ecology on social organization of Orcas or Killer Whales Orca orca at South Africa’s sub-Antarctic Marion Island. The paper’s abstract follows: “Social structure is a core element of population biology, influenced by intrinsic and […]