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Personnel at SANAE IV (South African National Antarctic Expedition Station), on Marion Island, and on Gough Island wish everyone a happy festive season. Previous team members, friends and family of current team members, and the other Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations also wish the South African teams a Merry Christmas.   See below some messages written […]

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To all overwintering teams, take-over personnel currently at or on the way to the Antarctic station (SANAE IV), all crew, research and support personnel onboard the S.A. Agulhas II, and to all our international colleagues… May you have a happy festive season, even though far away from home!   You are invited to click on […]

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Derivation of the word metkassie A ‘metkassie’ is a nickname long given to meteorological technicians at South Africa’s southern weather stations, including at Marion Island. In pre-plastic days, and with the original need for man-handling cargo ashore across a boulder beach prior to the cliff top cranes at Gunner’s Point, supplies came ashore on Marion […]

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At its most recent meeting held in Brazil this May the international Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) agreed to initiate a World Albatross Day to aid in giving greater visibility to the conservation crisis that continues to face albatrosses and petrels.  The inaugural World Albatross Day is set to be celebrated […]

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ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island.             Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 22 May 2019.

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ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island.   Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 10 May 2019.

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ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island.   Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 05 May 2019.

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Gough Island Birthdays

ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island.   Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 28 April 2019.

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Gough Island Birthdays

ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island.   Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 05 April 2019.

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ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island.   Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 02 January 2019.