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  • Invasive mussels: findings for intertidal can’t be translated to subtidal

    By Dane McDonald: Researchers have sounded the warning that findings for invasive mussels on South Africa’s rocky shores cannot ‘simply’ be translated into findings for sub tidal regions. In a recent study Dr Tammy Robinson and her research colleagues found that invasion patterns for Mytilus galloprovincialis and Semimytilus algosus in the ‘subtidal’ regions on the […]

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  • Welcome to our new Website!

    We trust you will enjoy and use our new website! Please do not hesitate to let us know if some functions need improvement or if you would like more items to be added. Feel free to send us anything newsworthy to share with the ZSSA community. This is your opportunity to showcase your research and […]

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  • Genetics study puts spotlight on a ‘most traded’ chameleon species

    Dane McDonald A recent genetic study has brought to light some interesting findings on one of the most widespread chameleon species in Africa. The study, published in a 2018 issue of African Zoology (, suggests that this species actually consists of several species, rather than one widespread species. Devon Main, with colleagues Prof Bettine Jansen […]

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39th ZSSA Congress

Dates: 7-10 July 2019

Venue: Skukuza, Kruger National Park

Host: Mpumalanga University

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