Did you know that a starfish feeds by pushing its stomach out through its mouth and placing it directly over its prey? Or that Columbus’ crabs are sky blue? These are some of the facts contained in a new children's marine guide by Stellenbosch University marine biologist Dr Sophie von der Heyden.
On its travels through South Africa the Climate Train has been creating unique spaces for community members - notables and ordinary people alike- to engage in meaningful discussions around climate change and the lively Pretoria was certainly no exception.
Right now, Atlantic bluefin tuna are being pushed to the brink of extinction by overfishing, yet many sushi restaurants continue to serve it.
Oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, yet less than 1% of these critical systems are under any form of legal protection. The Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) indicates that the world's marine ecosystems are in peril.