The unexpected benefits of nurdling

Nurdling, the process of painstakingly removing tiny pieces of plastic from beach sand, has taken the East Coast by storm. This action follows the Durban harbour spill of 49 tons of nurdles – small plastic pellets that serve as a raw material in the manufacture of plastic products – during a severe storm in October 2017.

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Fit, fat fur seal released after uShaka Sea World rehabilitation

BayB, a fur seal that stranded on a beach in Richards Bay in September 2017, was reintroduced to the cool waters of the Agulhas current on 31 October after spending six weeks in uShaka Sea World’s rehabilitation facility.

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Winners of Outreach Marine Day Competition 2017 announced

Since January 2017, the uShaka Sea World Education Outreach team has been sharing the marine conservation message with 12 schools within the eThekwini municipality and eight in the Ladysmith and Estcourt regions. During October 2017, 16 of these schools participated in the annual uShaka Sea World Outreach Marine Day Competition.

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Billions of nurdles still to be collected – do your bit!

Despite a massive response from the public to an appeal by uShaka Sea World to collect plastic nurdles from the beaches up and down the coast from Durban, billions of these lentil-sized plastic “pellets” remain on beaches from Richards Bay in the north to Mbotyi in the Eastern Cape province.

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Nab some nurdles and help save Durban's beaches

uShaka Marine World is calling on all Durbanites to head to our beaches and help clear up a potential environmental hazard following the recent storm.

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National Marine Week 2017: the role the ocean plays in regulating climate

  • 16 October 2017 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist | Category: Education

Every year South Africa celebrates National Marine Week, a period during which we remind ourselves of all that the ocean does to keep us alive. From the air that we breathe, to food, minerals, transport and recreation, healthy oceans are important in keeping us alive.

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Penguins fly home ahead of African Penguin Awareness Day

A well-timed flight saw two endangered African penguins winging their home to Port Elizabeth on the eve of African Penguin Awareness Day – 7th October 2017. The birds caught flight down south after spending time in the rehabilitation centre at uShaka Sea World.

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uShaka Sea World releases thorntail ray pups

The Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World was transformed into a maternity ward this past weekend when a female thorntail ray gave birth to four healthy pups.

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International Coastal Cleanup data will help to identify litter sources

International Coastal Cleanup was celebrated around the world on Saturday 16 September 2017. At uShaka Beach, in front of uShaka Sea World, 300 learners, their teachers, SAAMBR staff and volunteers joined Woolworths staff and their families to focus on collecting small pieces of litter and microplastics.

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Ten-day voyage of discovery for Sizwekazi Yapi

uShaka Sea World education facilitator Sizwekazi Yapi has just returned from an exciting 10-day voyage of discovery on a unique seagoing vessel.

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Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

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Eco House opens in February

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