A Rocha KZN joined a team from University of KwaZulu-Natal for a fish survey of Boulder Dam in the Ferncliffe Nature Reserve. Against expectations, the survey yielded no fish species and only produced a handful of Common Platanna’s (Xenopus leavis). FUN FACT: The female Common Platanna will spawn if injected with the urine of a pregnant woman. In the 1940s and ‘50s, this was the only available pregnancy test and many hospitals around the world kept and bred platannas so that they could perform such tests.
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