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Long-term research on rivers - complicated and complex

The results emerging from SAEON’s long-term river monitoring project highlight the need for a fresh look at water quality monitoring and the effect of pollution on aquatic ecosystems.


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What caused the crocodile deaths in the Olifants Gorge?

There is no simple answer to this question. Read the intriguing results from a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research effort into the possible causes.


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The Selati River clean-up begins

SAEON's Ndlovu Node and SANParks are spearheading a campaign to clear up litter and raise awareness of health hazards resulting from pollution.


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Large-scale toxic red tides plague eastern and southern coasts of South Africa

SAEON researchers will continue to monitor this phenomenon to gain a better understanding of the environmental drivers, ecology and ecosystem response to the red tide.


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Renewed focus on Wild Coast places 13-year dataset in high value

South Africa's Wild Coast presents a unique opportunity to study, in real time, the manner in which coastal communities respond to changes in coastal temperatures associated with climate change.


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Arid Zone Ecology Forum addresses regional stakeholder needs

Delegates from all over South Africa were joined at the Forum by colleagues from Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Germany and Australia, providing an international perspective on key topics.


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SAEON's monitoring and research results inform policy

SAEON's long-term environmental research provides fortuitous opportunities to support decision-making with regard to local drastic events and general long-term trends.


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Hydraulic tales from diverse fynbos functional types

Fynbos plants respond to environmental factors in different ways. So does it mean that these plants will respond to climate change in different ways? SAEON-funded student Rob Skelton investigates....


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SAEON represented at International Temperate Reefs Symposium

Dr Charles von der Meden interacted with experts on the latest optical work being done in deeper environments using towed benthic sled cameras - similar to the system currently being used by SAEON’s Egagasini Node.


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Modelling South Africa’s most capricious current system - the Agulhas

Given its significant impact on South African weather, climate and resources, a better understanding of the Agulhas System is essential. In particular, the Agulhas acts as a choke point affecting global climate.


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Ocean gliders provide first long-term data sets in Southern Ocean

Off the coast of South Africa, ocean gliders are sending data to scientists to help us understand how the climate is changing.


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Marine forecasting expertise to be developed for Indian Ocean Rim

Indian Ocean nations met in Perth to discuss methods aimed at improving marine resource management - by building new technical expertise in the region.


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Exploring marine science

Amy Weeber reports on her many and varied experiences as a DST/NRF Intern at the SAEON Egagasini Node.


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SAEON in the media

SAEON's people and projects received coverage in a wide range of media...


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Interesting link

Read this fascinating article about the old trade routes and the prevailing winds that made them possible.


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Blog spot

Read Twelve takeaways from the IPCC Report for a summary of the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


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Quote of the Month

"The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land." - Luna Leopold

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