NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 6 January 10:30 am
Good morning, here is your Eco Minute:
# A civil society movement in South Africa, We are South Africans, has begun the process to seek an interdict to stop the Australian company Searcher Seismic from its planned seismic survey along the West Coast. Spokesperson Gilbert Martin says a reconnaissance permit was granted with an effective date of the 6th of December. Martin says the survey is aimed to start on 15 January, but the public can still object and they have started a petition that can be viewed on their website:
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# Several hundreds of starfish were saved on beaches in False Bay, Cape Town, by the Cape of Good Hope SPCA under the leadership of inspector Jaco Pieterse. He says they had a call to come to Clovelly and inspect what is happening with the sea stars lying around on the beach. The team walked the surf line to Fish Hoek and picked up the starfish to release them back into the sea after consulting with the Two Oceans Aquarium. The public is requested not to take the starfish home.
# And finally, no passengers or crew were injured during an incident in Limpopo when a private charter flight of regional airline Airlink suffered a birdstrike. A spokesperson says the aeroplane, a Jetstream, suffered substantial damage. The craft landed at Venetia airport when it hit a large bird. The event has been reported to the South African Civil Aviation Authority. Venetia airfield serves the De Beers-owned Venetia diamond mine and Venetia Limpopo Nature reserve.
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