By ZIMKITA LINYANA
The SA Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity ((SAIAB) will host its annual Smith Memorial Lecture, in memory of JLB and Margaret Smith, with the launch of a seminal, five-volume publication, Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean, on Zoom this Thursday at 6 pm. Some 25 years in the making, the homegrown tome grew out of Smiths’ Sea Fishes.
The work involved almost 100 contributors from around the world and included 3 500 species of fish in the largest area of the ocean a book like this has ever covered. It has generated renewed interest worldwide in fish diversity in the Indian Ocean.
The publication is a milestone for ichthyology and South African marine science built on a proudly Makhanda foundation. Searchable PDF versions of each volume have been created, and the link to the publication will go live at the event.
Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Time: 18:00 (South African standard time)
Find the link and programme here.
Meeting ID: 937 0636 9095 | Passcode: 568426