Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot

Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot

Fostering a culture of caring for each other & the marine environment.

The Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot, which stretches for 200kms from Rooi Els to Quoin Point in the Western Cape, is unique in its combination of rich and abundant biodiversity, spectacular scenery and cultural heritage.

 

How the holiday photos you tweet can save vulnerable eco-systems

How the holiday photos you tweet can save vulnerable eco-systems

With the rise in popularity of social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, for scientists tasked with monitoring the health of coral reefs and other environmental assets could just have tapped into a minefield of a rich source of free information a  new research suggests.

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

According to a recent survey South Africa is the world’s 11th worst offender when it comes to releasing plastic wastes into the sea. Even ahead of heavyweight polluter India! Among the top offenders are: ear buds, bottle lids, plastic straws, individual sweet wrappers and expanded polystyrene food packaging.

Enjoy a Fun  Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

Enjoy a Fun Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

 There are two kinds of family activities I absolutely love; the free ones (Don’t we all?) and the activities where we teach our kids to have fun while we invest in their future by investing in the environment- taking care of each other and nature through responsible tourism.

 

Researchers use Drones to fly through Whale spouts to study the breath of Whales.

Researchers use Drones to fly through Whale spouts to study the breath of Whales.

Though a whale’s spout looks like a stream of water, that’s actually water vapor from the warm breath being expelled from the whale’s lungs.

 Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

This is a tale of survival and hope against all odds.A formerly captive dolphin named Sampal has given birth to a healthy calf after finding her own way back to her family and freedom in the open ocean.

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

The most popular dolphin is the Bottlenose Dolphin as it is the one we have seen in tv series, movies, and aquatic shows. Yet, we dont know these friendly creatures.

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

To see these magnificent creatures make their way up the beach, dig a hole with their flippers, lay their eggs, carefully cover up their nest...

Some interesting facts about South Africa’s coastline...

Some interesting facts about South Africa’s coastline...

Six new marine conservation areas called Hope Spots was launched from the 4th to 14th December 2014

How overfishing and the “race to the bottom” are affecting us

How overfishing and the “race to the bottom” are affecting us

Life on land is dependent on life in the ocean. Yet only in our time have we begun to understand its importance or to extrapolate that what happens in the ocean directly affects us on land.

#Whale Coast Conservation exhibit @ #Hermanus #WhaleFestival 2015

#Whale Coast Conservation exhibit @ #Hermanus #WhaleFestival 2015

Shark Egg Case Project  - Citizens, school groups, intern groups and Working for the Coast employees contribute to scientific knowledge about sharks by collecting...

Creatures great and small in the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot

Creatures great and small in the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot

As its name suggests, the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot is synonymous with the mighty and iconic cetaceans that annually visit our shores

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