South African Coasts

South African Coasts: a celebration of our seas and shores showcases the very best of the photography as judged in the Sustainable Seas Trust 2013/14 competition.
Ribbink, Anthea; Ribbink, Tony
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Title: South African Coasts
Subtitle: A celebration of our seas and shores
Editors: Anthea Ribbink; Tony Ribbink
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781775842118 / ISBN 978-1-77584-211-8
Softcover, 26 x 21 cm, 176 pages, 300 photographs


This book is a photographic celebration of South Africa's seas and shores. Photographers young and old, amateur and professional, have demonstrated their enthusiasm and passion for our spectacular vistas, amazing marine plants and animals, and for simply having fun at the coast. The outstanding photographs are complemented by engaging essays from leading conservationists, researchers, explorers, adventurers, journalists and others whose lives are intimately associated with the seas. This book also heralds the launching of South Africa's first international Hope Spots, special people-orientated marine conservation areas. In her foreword, eminent oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle, on whose initiative the first Hope Spots were established, reiterates her call for public support for a global network of these conservation areas that may serve as safe havens for ocean wildlife and offer significant economic benefits for the people who live near and depend on the seas.

Content: South African Coasts

Message from the Minister of Environmental Affairs
Foreword by Sylvia A. Earle
Hope Spots
Hope Spots: Protection for earth's blue heart
Algoa Bay: A Hope Spot in the Eastern Cape
New Hope Spots on the South African coastline
Coastal and ocean landscapes
There and back again: A trail runner's addiction to the Wild Coast
Marine life
Invertebrates and algae: A glimpse of their marine splendour
New species and novel observations
Save our seabirds
Fish, reptiles and mammals
Sport, recreation and fishing
Our oceans, our responsibility
Sea kayaking in South Africa
Culture and history
Maritime shipwreck history: How shipping has affected our coasts and marine life
My goat that produces white kids: Narratives of the sea and seashore in Xhosaland