TAKE A LOOK: Massive 'super-groups' of whales are travelling along SA's West Coast

2019-12-04 14:41

Large super-groups of Humpback whales, reaching as many as 150 per group, are gathering off Dassen Island, some 45 kilometres south of Saldanha Bay.

Seychelles president delivers powerful speech from 125 metres below the ocean's surface urging stronger protection of our seas

2019-04-15 16:55

Seychelles President Danny Faure spoke live from an underwater submersible, calling on the world to better protect "the beating blue heart of our planet".

A whale washed up dead with almost 40 kilograms worth of trash in its stomach

2019-03-18 18:53

Scientists said the curvier's beaked whale died from 'gastric shock,' and it was the most plastic they'd ever seen in a whale.

Stunning photos of plankton underwater that will play tricks on your eyes

2018-10-09 14:33

Images of microscopic plankton will have you rethinking everything you know about the ocean.

Fishing boats are turning off anti-collision technology in ways that put millions of people at risk and could cost billions

2018-04-04 17:52

Fishing vessels disappear in suspicious areas with disturbing frequency. Illegal fishing is such a serious problem it's considered a national security threat.

Huge potential in SA's oceans economy - Transnet manager

2016-12-01 16:55

There is a huge potential in South Africa's oceans economy, says Lloyd Tobias, Transnet's general manager for the export of iron ore and manganese..

WATCH: Thrashing ragged-tooth shark hauled into tank

Four divers diced with ragged-tooth sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town on Tuesday when removing them from an exhibit.

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Zuma: SA to spend R9.2bn on Saldanha oil, gas hub

2015-08-13 14:13

A total of R9.2bn will be spent on developing Saldanha Bay as an oil and gas hub, says President Jacob Zuma.

E Cape should mine ocean's economic potential

2014-12-18 10:29

Two decades from now, it is believed that South African martime-oriented economic activities will contribute an estimated R177bn to gross domestic product.


We visited Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise while it docked in Cape Town. We found parsley in the bathroom, guitars hanging from the ceiling and a CrossFit challenge leader board.

2019-10-18 16:31

On 20 October it sets sail on an expedition to document Tristan lobsters and to recover ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned fishing gear).

This ancient sea creature had 18 tentacles that funneled food into its gaping mouth — and it may be the ancestor of an even creepier ocean animal

2019-04-01 21:29

Scientists have discovered a 518-million-year-old fossilized sea creature that had 18 tentacles. It could be the ancestor of comb jellies.

'New' killer whales have moved to South Africa - and are feasting on local great white sharks

2019-02-05 14:09

There has been a dramatic decline in shark numbers in Cape Town.

WATCH: Fisherman's nightmare creatures from Arctic ocean

2018-11-17 12:19

A Russian fisherman has found internet fame by posting photos of all the weird and horrifying creatures he finds on his travels near the Arctic.

How to treat a bluebottle sting

2017-12-21 14:28

There are a few tips and treatments available if you happen to swim into a bluebottle this summer holiday.

Report unpacks sustainable oceans economy in SA

2016-11-08 15:13

In order to unlock further value from SA's oceans, a fundamental first step must be to improve the management of existing resources, says the WWF.

WATCH: Amazing video from GoPro lost at sea, washed up on KZN beach

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Overfishing may lead to ocean apocalypse

2015-01-05 11:41

Even if aquaculture offers answers, it may be too late to stop the depletion of prized wild species such as bluefin tuna.

Zuma: Oceans could add one million jobs

2014-10-15 17:22

South Africa's oceans if exploited and managed properly could add one million jobs to the economy and R177bn to the gross domestic product, says President Jacob Zuma.

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