Conservation

Take a responsible stance on shopping for World Oceans Day: 8 June 2015

As we celebrate World Oceans Day 2015 on 8 June this year, uShaka Sea World is issuing a challenge to everyone to shop with the ocean in mind.

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Londi and Zama to support 5th annual African Penguin Promises Waddle

uShaka Sea World colleagues Londi Shezi and Zama Shandu have taken up the challenge and will be walking 120km along the Western Cape coast to create awareness of the plight of the African penguin.

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Specialised training bolsters uShaka Sea World's efforts to help endangered African penguins

  • 09 April 2015 | Tracy Shaw, uShaka Sea World animal behaviourist | Category: Conservation, Species

African Studbooks training saw staff from uShaka Sea World’s Mammals and Birds, Aquarium and Education departments focus on gaining a better understanding of PAAZA conservation programmes and population sustainability.

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'Let's put an end to litter this Easter,' say the penguins

The Easter Bunny is busy at uShaka Marine World hiding 100 000 tokens for Beacon marshmallow eggs ahead of Africa’s largest Easter egg hunt. Join in on the fun on Saturday 4 April and Sunday 5 April from 7am by exploring the park to find tokens that can be exchanged for tasty chocolate eggs.

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Workshop held to address potential coastal and marine mass stranding

What would we do if there was a mass stranding of marine mammals on a KwaZulu-Natal beach? This was the question answered at a recent workshop hosted by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife and uShaka Sea World at uShaka Sea World in Durban.

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uShaka Sea World and Two Oceans join forces to save turtles

On Thursday 29 January 2015 a team of uShaka Sea World staff and Renee Leeuwner, of the Two Oceans Aquarium, headed out to sea with 17 young loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) on board, ready for release. 

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'Healthy People need Healthy Oceans' theme for 2015

  • 13 January 2015 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist | Category: Conservation

For many of us the new year is an opportunity to start again, to make resolutions that we intend to keep, and to make changes to our lives that will make us happier, healthier, thinner or fitter. This year, why not include the environment in your plans?

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Thorntail ray pups released by uShaka Sea World

Nine newborn thorntail rays (Dasyatis thetidis) were found swimming in the Open Ocean Exhibit at uShaka Marine World, after being born on 17 and 28 December 2014.

As staff conducted their regular early-morning exhibit inspections, the first batch of ray pups was spotted swimming around near the floor of the exhibit. The babies, born on 17 December, were left in the exhibit while staff waited for a second pregnant female to give birth. She did so 11 days later, bringing the baby total to nine.

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Many South African fish now on the IUCN Red List

How often have you heard the term endangered or vulnerable, when talking about a species of animal or plant? Have you ever wondered how scientists work out which category a particular species belongs to?

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Second ragged-tooth birth at uShaka Sea World

When uShaka Sea World aquarist Paul Lotter did his customary early-morning rounds on 4 December, he noticed that Notch, one of our largest female ragged-tooth sharks (Carcharias taurus), was not as plump as she’d been the night before.

Notch became famous two years ago when she gave birth to Storm, the first ragged-tooth pup birth ever captured on camera worldwide.

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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…