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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 27 February 2024

World Whale Day

Sunday, 18 February, was World Whale Day, a day to honour these majestic aquatic animals, which play a vital role in the ecosystem. NSRI regularly assists whales in distress, whether beached or entangled in fishing nets and recently assisted two ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 27 February 2024

WATCH: Trapped sunfish gets second chance

NSRI swimmers and marine wildlife specialists from Two Oceans Aquarium teamed up to assist a trapped sunfish in Bantry Bay earlier this year. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 29 January 2024

Baby seal gets a ‘lift’ home

On 23 December, Station 6 (Gqeberha) duty crew received a call from Bayworld to assist with the return of a baby Cape fur seal to its home base. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 3 December 2023

Double Operation Triumph: NSRI Hout Bay Executes Aerial Rescue for Dehydrated Hikers and Swiftly Responds to Save Local Woman with CPR

NSRI Hout Bay were alerted by Hout Bay CCP (Community Crime Prevention) control room of a group of hikers, locals, 2 adult females, an adult male and their dog, who had lost their way and were reporting to be dehydrated ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 1 November 2023

Swordfish beaches itself in Gordon's Bay

At 18h38, Tuesday, 30 October, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were requested by CoCT MASN (City of Cape Town Marine Animal Stranding Network) to assist at Gordons Bay Beach where a Sword Fish had beached. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 27 October 2023

Every life matters

Three recent animal rescues were cause for celebration... The NSRI is always available to help our aquatic friends to safety. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 22 September 2023

Juvenile whale assisted in a disentanglement operation

At 11h12, Thursday, 21 September, NSRI Gqeberha Station 6, including 3 NSRI Gqeberha crew trained in SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) whale disentanglement techniques and methods, launched 2 NSRI rescue craft from the NSRI rescue station at the Port of ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 28 March 2023

WATCH: Ocean friend helped back to sea

Big Bay rescue teams pulled together to release a stranded sunfish back into the blue. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 15 September 2022

Seal assisted - Hermanus

On Saturday, 10 September, NSRI Hermanus, while conducting routine maintenance at our NSRI Hermanus rescue station were alerted by public members of a seal, witnessed in amongst the Dolosse, in and around the new harbour, with a rope entangled around ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 30 August 2022

Beached dolphins rescued

It was with great delight that crews from NSRI Stations 2 (Bakoven) and 8 (Hout Bay) were able to assist the Marine Animal Stranding Network and SPCA to refloat two bottlenose dolphins that had beached on Sandy Bay on Cape ...

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