River Missions with Estuary Care and SST

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Over the past several months, SST and Estuary Care have been developing a Guidebook to the Kariega and the Bushmans Estuaries. Bill Northrop, of Estuary Care, was kind enough to take some of the Canadian interns up both rivers to see and...

Seafood Consumers At Risk From Mercury Contamination

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Often, we think of fish as a healthy meal choice. It is lauded as a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, the latter of which are recommended for the prevention of heart disease and for alleviating various symptoms of ageing. However,...

Unseen Danger: The Truth About Microplastics


Images of plastic debris choking estuarine systems or spreading insidiously across the surface of the sea are commonly used to represent the issue of marine pollution - and for good reason. It is estimated that the world’s oceans are...

Are Plastics the Enemy?

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If someone asked you to imagine your life without plastics, what would you miss? Plastics are all around us, in our cellphones, our cars, and our clothes. We use them to store food, drink water, and even brush our teeth. To imagine a life without...

TEDx talk: Plastic Polluting our Seas and Hope Spots

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On March 12, 2016 Sustainable Seas Trust’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Tony Ribbink, spoke as one of South Africa’s most renowned scientists about the significance of SST Hope Spots and the crucial link between sustainability and community at the TEDx...

Sustainable Seas Trust Children's Art Competition

Since February 2016, Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) has been running a children’s art contest in schools in and around Kenton-on-Sea. At the beginning of February, SST asked school children, grades R to 7, from Kenton-on-Sea Primary, Ikamvalesiqwe...

World Water Day & SST

Water, and specifically the sea, is at the core of everything Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) does. Whether it is educating students on the importance of and the life within the sea, to safety in and around water, to marine rehabilitation and food...

Scifest 2016

The 20th edition of South Africa’s National Science Festival was hosted during the first week of March 2016 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Thanks to the partnership with SAMREC and generous sponsorship from Sibuya Game Reserve, Sustainable Seas...

Did You Know?

"South African Hope Spots are people-oriented conservation areas in which individuals and communities are asked to make a positive difference to their own coastal and marine environments."

Dr Tony Ribbink
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