West Coast’s Heaviside’s dolphins are all family

The sight of an albino Heaviside’s dolphin off Hondeklipbaai during one of her sampling trips along the West Coast is one that she will always treasure.So says conservation geneticist and Capetonian Dr Keshni Gopal, who completed the first in-depth genetic study about this endemic South African dolphin species. “I’ve always had a great passion for…

Caught by the SciBraai Eye

21 March 2014: In this week’s SciBraai Eye: Half of female shebeen-frequenters are unaware of fetal alcohol syndrome, a business opportunity exists in the Nigerian food market, how to cut your electricity bill by a third and a few words you’re unlikely to see in one sentence again: Tankwa Karoo’s feral goats. More education needed to warn…