Tag Archive: Plett

Apr 08

Drone Project

We are currently building a conservation drone to help us monitor the wild Cape fur seal populations in Southern Africa. Cape fur seals are a threatened species.  They are listed on Appendix II of CITES and have lost more than 95% of their preferred habitat.  Global warming has resulted in seven major mass die offs …

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Oct 22

Seals at Robberg

Check out some of the footage of Cape fur Seals (Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus) taken from our initial observations of the seal colony at Robberg Peninsula off Plettenberg  Bay (South Africa). Robberg translates from Dutch as “Seal Mountain.” We intend to monitor all the seal colonies along the South African coastline as part of a study.  The …

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