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The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa Archive want to build a comprehensive digital archive as possible. There will always be gaps where images and documents have been lost. Below we thank John Woodhull to share his memories and images with ALSA. These images will be added to the archive and therefore his involvement will now […]

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“Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” International Museum Day 2021: “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” Today we highlight the marine mammal exhibition at Bayworld in Port Elizabeth  and the connection to the sub-Antarctic seals. “The Port Elizabeth Museum […]

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Bouvet Island – Bouvetøya(Norwegian) Bouvet Island is an uninhabited sub Antarctic high island and dependency of Norway located in the South Atlantic Ocean at 54°25′S 3°22′E . It lies at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is the most remote island in the world, approximately 2,600 kilometres south-southwest of the coast of South […]

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An Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos unusually broods two downy chicks on Gough Island; photograph by Michelle Risi, 15 December 2015.  Full story here. Southern Africa, generally well covered by books on particular groups of birds, now has a seabird book to fill a notable gap and join existing books on game birds, water birds […]

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The on-line SPRI Polar Directory hosted by the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute provides “brief details of libraries, museums and ganisations with interests relating to the polar and cold regions; that is, to the Arctic and Antarctic and to all parts of the world where ice, snow and permafrost are to be found.” […]