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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 21 December 2021

Managing seal rescues on the east coast

In recent months, Station 37 (Jeffreys Bay) has been involved in a larger than normal number of seal rescues. We find out how volunteers manage the rescues, ask the experts why strandings occur, and advise members of the public what ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 16 December 2021

A Green Turtle on the road to recovery - Port Edward

At 17h54, Tuesday, 14 December, NSRI Port Edward and Mpenjati Conservancy were alerted by bystanders to a sea turtle appearing to be injured on Umkhobi Beach, Kent Bay. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 25 October 2021

Caring for marine life in need

Marine Week, which takes place during the second week of October each year, aims to create awareness around the conservation of South Africa’s marine life and coastal environments. What better time than now to acknowledge those who work tirelessly to ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 28 September 2021

Saving 'Sea Legs'

When reports came flooding in that a dog was in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam struggling to make her way to shore, Station 25 (Hartbeespoort Dam) wasted no time in launching to find and save her. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 28 September 2021

Juvenile humpback whale freed from fishing rope

When reports of a juvenile humpback whale caught in a fishing rope inside of the Port of Gqeberha were received by the South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN), a group of volunteers immediately sprang into action. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 18 September 2021

Hartbeespoort Dam – Dog rescued:

At 14h20, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following multiple eye-witness reports of a dog in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam and appearing to be in difficulty swimming in the direction from Mariners Village, Kosmos, towards Pecanwood. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 31 August 2021

Great White Shark disentanglement: easier said than done

It can be said that once you become an NSRI volunteer, rescue becomes second nature, whether it’s in the interests of saving a human being or an animal. We spoke to Mossel Bay’s JC Roos about his unexpected adventure saving ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 14 July 2021

Surfer bitten by a shark

CORRECTION: The Cape Town surfer bitten by a shark this morning and who is recovering in hospital is age 40 (not 38 as originally reported). NSRI are appealing to surfers, bathers and paddlers to be cautious around the Jeffreys Bay ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 11 July 2021

Port Alfred – Whale close to shore investigated

Gerrit Cloete, NSRI Port Alfred duty coxswain, said:At 11h57, Saturday, 10 July, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated to investigate reports of a whale close to shore in the vicinity of East Beach, Port Alfred.Since Tuesday, 6 July, NSRI ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 2 June 2021

Incidents at Storms River and Durban North Coast.:

STORMS RIVER:Lodewyk van Rensburg, NSRI Oyster Bay station commander, said:At 13h55, Sunday, 30 May, NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew activated following a request for assistance from SANParks reporting a husband and his wife, from the Netherlands,injured after falling from a ...

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