This is one of two whales which may be the only fully-preserved specimens of its species ever seen by human kind. Spade-toothed beaked whales were first discovered in 1872 when bone fragments were found on a remote Pacific island, but until now the species has remained entirely hidden from human view. In the 140 years [...]
I was in Venice a couple weeks ago, as a part of that 7-day cruise I told you about. It was my first time in Venice and as a result I couldn’t comment if what I was seeing was normal or not. Turns out it wasn’t.
Following last week’s visit by Hurricane Sandy to New York, a lot of damage has been left in her wake. Several subway stations and tunnels were flooded, and an estimated eight million people were left without power.
Yesterday we started seeing some frightening images of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York and other large portions of the United States East Coast.
Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York and a large portion of the United States East Coast last night, reaching a crescendo around midnight our time. Due to their efficient warning system only 11 people have died, but the images remain, and they are shocking.
Sharks, particularly Great Whites, have a pretty bad rep. The apex predators are often labelled as man-eaters based on a handful of out of context events. Photographer Daniel Botelho spent two weeks with the ancient beasts and returned with what he calls “definitive proof” that they don’t deserve the label or association.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) today released the findings of its investigation into the Miroshga Hout Bay boat accident. In it, they found that an incorrectly wired pump led to the blue and white catamaran taking on too much water, and eventually capsizing.
Activists from Greenpeace Africa, groundWork and Earthlife Africa JHB, this morning hoisted a banner and chained themselves to the entrance of Megawatt Park, Eskom’s headquarters in Johannesburg.
In a tradition spanning more than five years, 2oceansvibe is proud to declare summer open from TODAY! Click through to see the method we use to make this decision, as well as how much later this year’s was to previous years. To come to this decision, we use the iPhone ‘WeatherPro‘ app and are only [...]
Joahnnesburgers tend to make quite a big deal of the famed “Highveld storm”, talking up the magnitude and power of every smattering of rain in their general vicinity. But after watching this video, we think it’s probably fair to let them keep the weather bragging rights for a while longer. The footage was shot in [...]
From “Bubble Jetting Emperors”, to an awe-inspiring shot of Peyto Lake in Canada’s Banff National Park, the winning photographs of this year’s Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition are truly astonishing, and not to be missed.
There are few things, let alone animals, that can stop a herd of thousands of wildebeest mid-migration, but it appears one angry two-ton hippo might just be enough.
This morning, we reported on a very tragic accident that happened over the weekend in Hout Bay. A charter boat (The Maroshga) – carrying 39 people – capsised near Duiker Island around 15h00 on Saturday.
Ever since the first screening of Jurassic Park, everyone has dreamt of finding that elusive chunk of amber that contains an intact specimen of some prehistoric insect that would hold the key to bringing dinosaurs back. Although they haven’t found quite that, a team of researchers has found something nearly as fascinating.
Well this is disappointing. New research that examined the life-cycle impact of conventional and electric vehicles shows that in many cases electric cars might pollute much more than petrol or diesel-powered cars. So if you are looking to buy an electric car to save the planet, you could, in fact, be harming it.
It’s generally accepted that octopi are very intelligent, clever creatures however the depths of their cunning has never truly been measured, until now. An underwater camera, in South Africa’s False Bay, captured footage of one of the molluscs stealing an entire bait cannister – that was attacehed with three cable ties – while keeping a shark at bay!
It’s not often you get to be close to dolphins as they swim, but imagine being close to thousands at one go? That’s what explorer Mike Horn and photographer Chase Jarvis did recently along the Cape Town coastline.
Everyone is always harping on about saving the environment and living sustainable lives, yet it often seems that doing so would be more expensive than the typical lifestyle. A recent inforgraphic, compiled by paydayloan, suggests the complete opposite.
Ivo Vegter was on the Premier Show on 2oceansvibe Radio on Friday to talk about his new book, Extreme Environment. Click through for the interview about one of the most controversial books of 2012.
After a 35 day battle with weather, Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose and Nathan Berg finally became the first people ever to get within 30m of Marum Volcano’s infamous lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. The resulting footage culminated in what has aptly been titled, “The Most Incredible Volcano Video of ALL Time,” and it doesn’t disappoint.
In a game of one-upmanship with itself, nature was apparently unsatisfied with the destructive force of an ordinary tornado so it decided to up the ante and add some fire, the result: a “fire devil”.
Consumer insights group, Pondering Panda, said on Monday that nearly two thirds of young South Africans have little idea of what hydraulic fracking is about.
Yesterday afternoon, Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire), an active volcano near Antigua, Guatemala unexpectedly began erupting, causing panic and the forced evacuation of over 33 000 people. The eruption caused volcanic ash to fall more than half a kilometre down the mountain.
For the second time in 28 years Africa can say it has a new species of monkey – the lesula is found in remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.