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2006-05-21 00:40:00

By Anton Ferreira CAPE TOWN -- Unruly gangs are raiding the expensive homes that line the spectacular coast of South Africa's Cape Peninsula, clearing out pantries, emptying fridges, and defecating over the designer furnishings. It's baboon versus human in a string of wealthy ocean-front communities 30 minutes from the trendy center of Cape Town, a top tourist destination. Jenni Trethowan is among those trying to defuse the conflict raging along the picket fences between suburbia and the...


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2012-04-03 16:50:10

The Walking Anemone, (Preactis millardae), also known as the Hedgehog Anemone or the Sock Anemone, is a species of sea anemone found on both sides of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa, where it is endemic. It is typically found 33 to 99 feet below sea level. It is the only member of its genus. This is an unusual looking anemone, growing up to 12 inches long, and being 2.4 inches in diameter. It has papillae (nipple-like projections) covering its whole body column. Scarlet lines radiate...

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