Research Projects
Reef Biodiversity & Ecology

ORI researchers head to Madagascar for Project Suitcase

While visiting south-east Madagascar in 2008 following research in the Mozambique channel, the Oceanographic Research Institute’s (ORI) Dr Sean Fennessy was struck by how similar the coastal environment appeared to the coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported the Oceanographic Research Institute’s (ORI) Coral Reef Programme for more than two decades. Mazda’s commitment commenced in 1992 when the fund decided to include the ORI Coral Reef Programme in its flagship suite of conservation-orientated projects.

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Coral Reef Monitoring

Background information concerning our reef monitoring work is that the South African coral reefs are limited in size and are marginal.

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Statistics of Recreational Inshore Invertebrate & Commercial Oyster Fisheries in KZN

A wide range of invertebrate resources along the KwaZulu-Natal coast are harvested by commercial, recreational and subsistence fishers, thereby contributing substantially to food

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Modeling East Coast Reefs in a Changing Climate

South Africa’s East Coast subtropical reefs are nodes of high biodiversity that are subjected to considerable extractive utilization and non-extractive recreational use.

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