Building on the South African Coelacanth Legacy

SAIAB published Building on the South African Coelacanth Legacy: African Coelacanth Ecosystem programme 2001-2013 to mark the 75th Anniversary (1938-2013) of the discovery of the living coelacanth off East London. 

Marine researchers, managers and policy makers from around the country gathered in Port Elizabeth in 2013 to celebrate the impact of this discovery on marine science in South Africa. In his opening address, Dr Thomas Auf der Heyde, Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), compared the significance of the discovery to the first human heart transplant and other seminal events in the way that it has shaped the science landscape in its field in South Africa. ... Read more


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