The 78th Marion Island Overwintering Team – Official Team Photo.
(L-R) Back: Rodney Phoko Matjomane (Diesel Mechanic), Danielle Conry (Field Assistant: Killer Whaler/Sealer), Frikkie van der Vyver (Field Assistant: Sealer), Charles Thomas (Base Engineer), Siwe Khoza (Radio Technician), Yinhla Shihlomule (Field Assistant: Sealer), Thando Cebekhulu (Field Assistant: O&C Seabirds), Zenande Kabase (Field Assistant: Geomorphology), Tlhoholofatso (Steve) Tebele (Assistant Meteorological Technician), DJ Van Wyk (SANSA Engineer and Science Team Leader); (middle) Sanele Mkhonza (Environmental Control Officer), Fanisa Phakula (Assistant Meteorological Technician), Isabel Micklem (Field Assistant: Seabirds), Nivek Ghazi (UKZN Astrophysics Engineer), Siyasanga Mpehle (Senior Meteorological Technician and Deputy Team Leader), Bubele Nongwejana (Medical Orderly and Team Leader), Sydney Tshilingalinga (Assistant Environmental Control Officer); (front) Eleanor Weideman (Field Assistant: Seabird Conservation).
The team departed from Cape Town, onboard the S.A. Agulhas II, on the 9th of April 2021. Three team members (Thando Cebekhulu, Yinhla Shihlomule, and Frikkie van der Vyver) of the 77th Marion overwintering team stayed behind, forming part of Marion 78. Read more here. Marion 78 arrived back in Cape Town on the 22nd of May 2022.
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Team photo supplied by DJ Van Wyk (M78 SANSA Engineer and Science Team Leader).
Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 07 June 2021.