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SA Agulhas II returns from Marion Island

11 May 2017

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) SA Agulhas II will be returning from her logistical and scientific voyage from Marion Island, on Friday 12 May 2017.

Aboard the ship will be the Marion 73 expedition team, as well as a host of researchers and scientists from DEA and tertiary institutions who were conducting research in the ocean and on the island. The sustained oceanographic monitoring and research efforts around the Prince Edward Islands contribute to forming the scientific basis for a better understanding of the impacts of environmental variability and climate change of the Sub-Antarctic Island ecosystem.

This will lead to providing improved scientific advice on the future, wise management of the Marine Protected Area and the intended protection of its unique species and their habitats.

Members of the media are invited to cover the ceremony as follows:

Date: 12 May 2017

Time: 08:00

Venue: East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

For media inquiries, contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483/
E-mail: znqayi@environment.gov.za