Tagged with: South Africa

Nurdle spill appears around the Cape Peninsula

Finding nurdles on the beaches of False Bay
Ever heard of a nurdle? Nurdles - the raw material used in plastic production Local residents and organisations in Cape Town have been collecting these teeny plastic pellets over the last few days, as hundreds of thousands of them have been washing up on our shores. These resin pellets are the raw material used in plastic production, and… Read More

My Octopus Teacher

Octopus and kelp forest reef
All of us at Animal Ocean want to take a moment to celebrate and highlight an incredible film – “My Octopus Teacher”, created in Cape Town’s kelp forests by a seriously dedicated and talented group of ocean humans. We hope that this little blog post adds to the worldwide wave of exposure to this one-of-a-kind undersea story. Well done to… Read More

Otterly Amazing! Surprised by a Cape clawless otter

Otter holding fish in paws
With the lockdown regulations in South Africa being eased somewhat, many have taken to getting back into the ocean to surf, freedive and swim... Owner of Animal Ocean Steve Benjamin encountered this old Cape clawless otter on one such occasion after a day at sea - and then found him again the next day! Sharing a moment in an otters den for the… Read More