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After surviving 420 million years , South Africa ’ s dinosaur fish could be in danger because of oil exploration

 (BUSINESS INSIDER SA)    20/08/2018

Italian energy company Eni plans to start six deep-water oil wells in a 400km long exploration block known as Block ER236.
Conservationists believe this threatens a colony of some 30 coelacanths, found off the Sodwana coast in 2000.
The fish had been believed extinct until 1938, and are considered living fossils, having amazingly survived, unchanged, for hundreds of millions of years.

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Ezemvelo Turtle Monitoring Programme: Turning poachers into custodians

 (South Coast Herald)    19/08/2018

A programme such as this does not only create jobs, it also creates custodians of nature and wildlife.

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Team work brings fresh new look to Blue Flag Trafalgar

 Zimasa Mgwili (South Coast herald)    15/08/2018

The clean-up then gathered momentum and turned into a facelift.

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SAMSA launches investigation into lost cargo off Durban coast

 SAMSA    13/08/2018

An urgent alert warning has been issued to vessels sailing on the Indian Ocean east of South Africa to be on the lookout for cargo containers that reportedly fell off a trade cargo container ship, some 22 nautical miles off the coast of Durban a week ago.

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Navy vessels to dock at Durban harbour

 Mphathi Nxumalo (Daily News)    10/08/2018

Two Navy vessels are expected to dock in Durban after patrolling the Northern Mozambican channel as part of Operation Copper.

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UPDATE: Search team looking for missing Sharks Board member

 Zainul Dawood (DAILY NEWS)    08/08/2018


‘Cyclops’ is doing well, say uShaka staff

 Shona Aylward (South Coast Herald)    08/08/2018

The lucky-to-be-alive penguin is recovering well and has already gained weight.

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WARNING: ‘High seas and damaging winds warning issued for South Coast,’ says #WeatherReport

 Juan Venter (South Coast Herald)     07/08/2018

Bringing you your daily dose of weather from Umkomaas to Port Edward.

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Hole in seal’s flipper came from a bullet

 Thobeka Ngema (DAILY NEWS)    06/08/2018


A hole in the flipper of a sub-Antarctic fur seal rescued by the KZN Stranding Network was most likely a bullet wound and most likely inflicted by a fisherman over a "catch", the network said.

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Sewage spill kills fish in Mbango River

 Shona Aylward (South Coast Herald)    06/08/2018

Water samples have been taken for testing.

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Archive


Ulwandle, which means sea in isiZulu, is a coastal management newsletter produced by KZN's Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. The key aim of this newsletter is to disseminate information on coastal management issues to municipalities and government departments.

2017 Summer
  • Overcoming the nurdle hurdle
  • A portal into the KZN coast 
  • Are we losing coastal space? 
  • KZN public launch sites to be gazetted 
  • Protecting the coastline and beyond 
  • More cooler water species strand in KZN 
  • A prickly problem...  
  • Is coastal sandmining on the up? 
  • New eco-label award for the coast
  2016 Summer
  • New era dawns for KZN's coast
  • Protecting our coast for the long-term
  • Building coastal management capacity
  • Uncertain future for marine fisheries monitoring in KZN
  • KZN Marine Strandings Network update
  • Ocean Stewards Programme
  • KZN beaches go Blue!
  • Saving St Lucia, again
  • Creating a splash during National Marine Week 2016
  • Keeping an eye on Sea Turtles
  • Mapping KZN's estuaries
  • Better coastal access for all
  • International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016
  • 'One Stop' ICM Tool
  • Reporting on the State of the Coast
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2014 Autumn
  • Managing our KZN coast
  • The Southern African marine linefish species profiles
  • A place you should visit - Maphelane
  • SA's coral reefs - beautiful, tranquil and highly valuable
  • An elephant seal visits the KZN coast
  • Did U know - Nudibranchs
  2013 Spring
  • Yet another ships runs aground on the KZN coast
  • Fifty years of turtle conservation & monitoring in KZN
  • Treasure Hunters
  • Why are tuna warm-blooded?
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2012 Spring
  • Sewage recycling - a viable alternative?
  • Ecosystem functioning
  • Sardine run 2012
  • Sewage spills
  • Helmet shells
  2012 Summer
  • Repairing the KZN coast
  • Nginakekela amaxhaphozi! I save wetlands
  • Mysterious fish
  • Record raggedtooth shark recaptures
  • A magic water factory?
  • Did U know - lobsters have blue blood?
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2011 Spring
  • Mining gathers momentum
  • A place you should visit - Greenpoint lighthouse
  • Fish tagging in KZN
  • The 2011 sardine run
  • Bar-built estuaries periodically linked to the sea
  • Fall of the Phoenix
  • Did U know - oily beaches?
  2011 Autumn
  • Our coast is a priceless treasure
  • A place you should visit - Sodwana Bay
  • Are corals plants or animals?
  • Estuaries of various shapes and sizes
  • COP 17 beckons
  • Did U know - that some fish can change sex?
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2010 Summer (Issue # 21)
  • What's next for KZN?
  • International coastal cleanup 2010
  • Are you fish friendly?
  • EKZN Wildlife tightens its grip
  • A place you should visit - Kosi Bay
  2010 Summer (issue #20)
  • FIFA fever
  • A place you should visit - Black Rock
  • Blue flag news
  • An icon of our coast
  • Mass migrations of a different kind - the mystery of Varuna
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2009 Spring
  • Tacklin sea-level rise
  • Marine & coastal education
  • Monitoring KZN's launch sites
  • Cleaning up our coast
  • A place you should visit- Trafalgar marine reserve
  • Action against pollution
  2009 Winter
  • The long awaited ICMA is here
  • Blue flag news
  • From berg to beach & beyond
  • What is the CBMU?
  • A place you should visit - Ohlanga lagoon
  • Durban beachfront upgrade
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2007 Summer
  • Bill to open coastline to all
  • KZN outshines competition to claim blue flags
  • The 'calamity' - testing SAMSA's action plan
  • A novel approach to coastal zone monitoring
  • Coastal development in KZN
  • KZN boat launch sites
  2006 Spring
  • Get seafood smart!
  • Researchers get splashing
  • Coastwatch's marine investigation
  • Shadows on the beach
  • Build at your peril
  • Why do whales beach?
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2006 Autumn
  • Durban launches new beach
  • Year of the turtle
  • Sustainable livelihoods and the IDP
  • Filming on the beach
  • Ammonia threat to uShaka
  • Boat launch sites in KZN
  • Chuck vs box jellyfish
  2005 Autumn
  • More blues for KZN's beaches!
  • Unusual fish
  • NPC Sea World education centre
  • Coastal livelihood projects
  • Subsistence fisheries co-management in KZN
  • District coastal working groups
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2003 Spring
  • What happened to the sardines?
  • Coastal management and IDP's
  • Sustaining coastal livelihoods
  • Adopt-a-beach
  • Ahoy, cruise tourism is here!
  • Co-operative governance makes a splash
  • National interpretive signage
  2003 Summer
  • To drive or not to drive
  • Coastal tourism in the kingdom
  • Outreach programme expands
  • KZN's coastal management programme
  • Treasure chest project
  • What is CoastCare?
  • KZN flies the blue flag
  • Just beading around
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2002 Summer
  • 4x4 Beach ban begins
  • Dangerous sea creatures
  • Be shark-wise!
  • Coral bleaching at Sodwana Bay
  • KZN beaches go blue
  • Legend of the hole in the wall
  • What is the SCLP?
  • Facts at your fingertips
  2001 Winter - Spring
  • SACOAST - pioneering the use of the internet in coastal management
  • Community coastal monitoring programme
  • Shoal of fish scientists visit Durban • Shark sense
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2001 Autumn
  • Hook, line and grunter • South Africa's water revolution
  • Legends of the sea
  2000 - 2001 Summer
  • What is CoastCARE?
  • Aliwal Shoal
  • Prawns and people
  • Angler ethics
  • Coastal trivia
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2000 Spring
  • Best practice coastal development
  • National estuaries workshop
  • Blue flag campaign
  • Pennington environmental inventory
  • Coastal trivia
  2000 Autumn - Winter
  • Shark net reduction
  • Coastwatch becomes proactive
  • Tugela Banks prawn trawl
  • World environment week
  • CMPP & SCA updates 
  • Fishcare
  • Coastal trivia
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1999 - 2000 Summer
  • Coastwatch-KZN
  • Coastal contacts
  • Estuarine alert
  • 1999 Coastal cleanup
  • New publications
  • Fishy facts
  • Beach driving hints
  • Coastal trivia
  1999 Spring
  • Coastal management policy programme - progress
  • 40 Years of marine conservation
  • Marine ecotourism
  • Stork visit
  • Coastal trivia
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1999 Winter
  • Coastal management policy - where to now?
  • Sardine run
  • Sensitive coastal areas update
  • Days to remember
 

1998 November

  • Update on the coastal management policy programme
  • The implementation of IDP in KZN
  • Implementation of the sensitive coastal area regulation
  • Determining the value of coastal services
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