SAIAB Features

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Cruise sets out to unlock Secrets of the Deep

Deep reefs and the communities that inhabit them are difficult environments to access

Larval Fish Ecology in the coastal nearshore

Dr Paula Pattrick is a PDP Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SAIAB

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The evolution, behaviour and ecology of the Giant Trevally

The Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis), better known in South Africa by its common name, the Giant kingfish, is considered an iconic top predator

Walking sideways: revisiting the diversity of freshwater crabs in eastern South Africa

Systematic study into the diversity of South Africa’s freshwater crabs was launched in the early 1990s

Informing Policy and Decision Making

Generating knowledge on the distributions, spread and impacts of alien invasive species in South Africa

Wildlands Ocean Stewards initiative

The ACEP Biosurrogacy Project has teamed up with Wildlands Conservation Trust to create The Ocean Stewards initiative.

Africa’s largest known freshwater copepod described

A new species of copepod has just been described

The development of an amphibian research collection at SAIAB

Diversifying the natural history collection has been an on-going focus of curation at SAIAB for some years.

Not just old stuff in boxes - Special Collections in the Margaret Smith Library

The Special Collections in the Margaret Smith Library include a number of unique items relating to the JLB Smith Institute (1980-2001).