Conservation

uShaka Sea World bids farewell to Gimli the seal

The grand old lady of the uShaka Sea World seal colony, Gimli, passed away peacefully on 22 December 2015.

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SAAMBR responds to proposed opening of Tsitsikamma National Park to recreational shore angling

The Tsitsikamma National Park (TNP) is the oldest marine protected area (MPA) in southern Africa. For over 50 years the fish and invertebrates living in the MPA have been protected from exploitation.

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Selso the seal is spotted on Marion Island

On 4 November 2015 while Marine Research Institute (MRI) researchers John Dickens and Benoit Morkel were conducting a census on the northern Marion Island beaches, they came across Selso the elephant seal resting quietly on the beach.

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Two uShaka Sea World ragged-tooth sharks take up residence in the UK

Two of uShaka Sea World’s juvenile ragged-tooth sharks recently took up residence in their new home at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth in the United Kingdom.

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uShaka Sea World celebrates National Marine Week

National Marine Week was celebrated at uShaka Sea World from 12 to 18 October, and the public was encouraged to take a keen interest in caring for our oceans.

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uShaka Sea World's coastal clean-up continues in the rain

We were very proud of the 36 volunteers who committed to their participation by arriving early and eager to make the world a better place – one earbud at a time.

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uShaka Sea World releases African rock python

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, a 2.4m African rock python (Python sebae) was returned to its natural home in Krantzkloof Nature Reserve after spending six months in human care at uShaka Sea World’s Dangerous Creatures exhibit.

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ORI celebrates 30 years of citizen science through its tag-and-release project

Guests arrived from as far afield as Cape Town and Grahamstown, to celebrate 30 years of citizen science through the marine fish tag-and-release project. One intrepid tagger even drove from East London to take part.

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Sign up for coastal cleanup day to secure your spot in September

In 2014, more than half a million volunteers in nearly 100 countries across the globe collected in excess of 7.2-million kilograms of trash as part of the International Coastal Cleanup campaign.

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Foreign scientists learn survey techniques at ORI

The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI), based at uShaka Sea World, hosted a group of 30 scientists from countries along the coast of Africa, Mauritius and Bangladesh from 29 June to 17 July 2015.

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Bony fish

There is a great diversity of bony fish species. Some…

Meet our dolphins

Gambit is believed to be the largest bottlenose dolphin in…

Gambit the dolphin – a living legend at 41

A special birthday is being celebrated today at uShaka Sea…

Sardines

Sardines are small silver fish that are also known as…

Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported the Oceanographic Research Institute’s…

uShaka Sea World is celebrating African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday 8th October 2011

Penguins are our business. We all need healthy oceans to…

Why care about the oceans?

Not many people realise that carbon emissions are harming the…

Eco House opens in February

The Eco House in the aquarium will show you how…