Conservation

Do your bit for national Leap Day for Frogs

uShaka Marine World is celebrating national Leap Day for Frogs from 28 February to 2 March 2014 by encouraging visitors to help save South Africa’s frogs.

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Celebrating our wetlands – why should we care?

  • 12 February 2014 | Judy Mann, CEO SAAMBR | Category: Conservation

Why should we celebrate our wetlands every year in February on World Wetlands Day? After all, wetlands have a bad reputation – smelly, muddy, wet places that are difficult to walk through and even more difficult to use.

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Turtles returned to warmer waters

On the last day of January 2014, 10 juvenile loggerhead turtles were released from a rubber duck by uShaka Sea World staff into the warm Mozambique current, 10 nautical miles offshore.

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Innovative targeted feeding benefits flapnose rays

uShaka Sea World is achieving success with a targeted method of feeding rays in its care.

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Thorntail stingray pups born

Earlier this year five thorntail stingray pups were born in the large Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World.

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Selso heads for the Antarctic

Selso, the two-year-old elephant seal released off the coast of Port Elizabeth on 11 January 2014, is steadily making his way towards his home range in the Southern Ocean.

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Selso returns to the ocean off Port Elizabeth

Following six months of rehabilitation at uShaka Sea World, a 22-month-old southern elephant seal was released back into the ocean off Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 11 January 2014.

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Amphibian breeding programme contributes to reed frog conservation

  • 13 November 2013 | Carl Schloms – senior herpetologist | Category: Conservation

SAAMBR is committed to the conservation and preservation of amphibians, and to sharing our knowledge and passion for reptile and amphibian conservation with 20 000 monthly visitors – most of whom share an inherent fear of amphibians.

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IPSO State of the Oceans Report: SAAMBR comment

The recently released State of the Oceans Report makes very sobering reading. Compiled by the world-renowned scientists who make up the International Programme on the State of the Oceans (IPSO), the report explains that the health of the oceans is deteriorating faster than was previously thought.

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Support African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday

The only place in the world where you’ll find the endangered African penguin is off the coast of Southern Africa.

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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…