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The S.A. Agulhas made news on 30 January 2024 when the ship was officially handed over to JS Maritime on Tuesday during an on-board ceremony attended by transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga. The S.A. Agulhas was South Africa’s polar research vessel. She was in service for more than thirty years (1978 – April 2012) and has […]

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The Prince Edward Island 2023 Expedition members smile for the camera, with the S.A. Agulhas II offshore. Photo Credit: David Hedding South Africa’s sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands, consisting of Marion Island and Prince Edward Island (PEI), were declared a Special Nature Reserve in 1995.  Together, they form an internationally important breeding site for a diversity […]

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Today on 2nd February International Wetlands day is celebrated with the theme for 2024, ‘It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration”. Prince Edward Islands, that include Marion Island and Prince Edward Islands is declared as RAMSAR site 1688. Read more about the management of these wetlands in the Prince Edward Islands Management plan, the Prince Edward Island […]