There are five species of South African marine turtles out of the seven species found worldwide. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park with its pristine beaches comprises one of the last significant laying sites in Africa for loggerheads and leatherbacks. Marine turtles have a heritage going back at least 110 million years, and fall into two main subgroups. We have the unique family Dermochelyidae, which consists of a singe soft-shelled species, the leatherback. The […]

A coral reef is a delicate living ecosystem made up of a diverse combination of species. As a result of rising global temperatures, coral bleaching is threatening their very existence. It is these diverse species interacting together that create this unique and physical environment. With the sun as its energy source, through photosynthesis light energy is converted into chemical energy. Plants, algae and plankton are the building blocks in this complex and rich […]