Palaeobiologists Dr Delphine Angst and Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT, in collaboration with scientists from the National History Museum (NHM) in London, UK, have for the first time uncovered information on when the dodo laid their eggs and when they renewed their feathers.
Three new shrimp species with interesting habitat preferences have been discovered along a tiny stretch of coastline along Miller’s Point in False Bay. The finding also uncovered the first known symbiotic relationship between a shrimp and a cephalopod. The finds were made by Craig Foster, a free-diving wildlife documentary film-make and photographer and marine biologist Emeritus Professor Charles Griffiths, from the Marine Research Institute in the Department of Biological Sciences.
The UCT Sports Centre was abuzz with junior scientists taking part in the annual Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists. Science Faculty staff and postgraduate students were judges at the event and gave students feedback on their projects...
UCT marine scientists professors Peter Ryan and John Bolton and Dr Sarah Fawcett were recently honoured at the South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research's (SANCOR) triennial awards at the Southern Afrcain Marine Science Symposium (SAMSS) in Port Elizabeth.