News 2012
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Submitted 23 December
Female elephant seal at Oudekraal
This youngish female was seen sunbathing at Oudekraal.
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Submitted 24 November
Southern African Sea Life - a Guide for Young Exploreres
This new book, by Dr. Sophie v.d. Heyden and photographs by SURG-co-founder Guido Zsilavecz is now availabe. Published by Struik Nature, you can find it in better books stores and on-line stores everywhere.
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Submitted 21 September
Robust klipfish at Pyramid Rock!
Carel v.d. Colff saw this, one of the rarest (in my opinion) klipfish in the shallows at Pyramid Rock.
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Submitted 28 May
Piano fangblenny at Windmill
Gavin Tutt saw this unusual stray in the shallows at Windmill. This species has been seen at A-Frame a few years before.
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Submitted 18 May
Striped klipfish at Long Beach!
While taking photos of some nudibranch egg coils this fish decided to investigate. It's a rather rare klipfish, which I've only seen once before in Cape Town during a dive!
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Submitted 4 May
Protea dorid morph feeding frenzy!
This is an unusual sighting for two reasons: rarely do we see so many dorids together, but also, this is the protea dorid, previously only known to be a delicate pink in colour - this is the white morph.
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Submitted 4 March
Variable sea hare at Long Beach.
While Long Beach is one of the most common places to find this large sea hare, it is not often seen. Recently a number of them have been seen, mating and laying eggs.
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Submitted 4 March
Doublesash butterfly fish common at Long Beach.
This fish is not often seen in Cape Town, but lately young ones have been seen regularly, and in small numbers, at Long Beach.
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Submitted 29 February
Porky's seen at Long Beach!
A few years ago this species was seen at Long Beach, and now has been seen again.
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Submitted 9 February
Mozaic pleurobranch at Long Beach
This species, occasionally seen on deeper reefs and wrecks, has now been sighted in the shallow waters of Long Beach, mating and laying eggs!
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