Conservation

Selso the seal to head out to sea soon

There was a meeting of the minds at uShaka Sea World recently to decide on the future of Selso, a young southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) currently undergoing rehabilitation at the facility.

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Ragged-tooth shark joins the Reef Exhibit

After spending five months in a holding facility, Storm the ragged-tooth shark joined her kind in the uShaka Sea World Reef Exhibit on Friday, 16 August 2013.

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Critically endangered turtle rehabilitated and released

After six weeks under the care of uShaka Sea World Rehabilitation staff following a shark bite, an adult hawksbill turtle was released back into the sea on a perfect winter’s morning.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Aquarium

After a hiatus of seven years from the sunny city, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition finally lands back on the shores of Durban this July. The internationally renowned exhibition takes place at Durban’s uShaka Marine World from 25 July to 30 September this year.

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Washed-up elephant seal rescued by uShaka staff

On 29 June 2013, a young southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) washed up on the beach at Southbroom, severely underweight and thousands of kilometres from home.

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Silvertip shark released off Durban coastline

Four years after being introduced into the Reef Predator exhibit at uShaka Sea World, a young silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) was released this week several kilometres off the Durban coastline.

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African Penguin Awareness Waddle starts in Gansbaai

For the third consecutive year, a group of marine enthusiasts will waddle for a week from Gansbaai to Boulders Beach – a total distance of 130km.

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Make a Penguin Promise during Earth Hour 2013

At 8.30pm on Saturday 23 March 2013, uShaka Sea World will unite with millions around the globe by switching off its lights during Earth Hour (8.30pm to 9.30pm).

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Hawksbill turtle found stranded 100m from uShaka Marine World

As the after-work Durban surfing contingent arrived at the beach on Tuesday 5 February, swapping their ties, belts and shoes for wetsuits and flippers, a juvenile hawksbill turtle was battling the incoming tide.

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uShaka Sea World aquarist joins research team in Brazil

During the latter half of 2012 Matt Needham, an uShaka Sea World aquarist, was invited by Scott Dowd of the New England Aquarium to join an expedition to the central Rio Negro Basin in Brazil as part of Project Piaba.

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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…