Education

Show your love for the ocean this February

  • 09 February 2015 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist | Category: Education

February is the month of love and at SAAMBR, we celebrate our love of the ocean in many ways. The work that we do caring for and rehabilitating seals, penguin, turtles and other marine animals is a true labour of love. Our team is rewarded for countless hours of work and many sleepless nights by seeing the healthy animal swimming away in the ocean.

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Special needs learners hosted at uShaka Sea World

  • 28 November 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Each year uShaka Sea World hosts an average of 1 500 young learners with special needs. Prior to their visit, the learners’ needs are explored and the experience adapted to accommodate their abilities. We had great fun with this year’s learners and are grateful to their teachers for entrusting their charges to our care.

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Celebrating the weird and scary at Halloween

While most of the country celebrates Halloween tonight, at SAAMBR we take October as the month to celebrate some of our scariest and weirdest creatures. Not the big scary ones, but the little creatures that most of us will never see – the creatures that live in the sand and mud off our coast – tiny, but critical indicators of the health of our coastal ecosystems.

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New exhibit raises public awareness about endangered seahorses

Tucked into an alcove around the corner from the Snorkel Lagoon, uShaka Sea World’s new seahorse exhibit – home of a group of Knysna seahorses, yellow seahorses, lined seahorses and pipefish – is attracting great public interest.

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Marine knowledge is reflected in Annual Marine Day Competition entries

  • 27 October 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

This year our outreach programme incorporated the three Rs into all marine lessons given at primary schools, so this year’s theme for the Marine Day Competition was “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.

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uShaka Coastal Clean-up nets loads of litter

On Saturday 20 September uShaka Marine World and Woolworths staff partnered in a joint venture that saw learners, parents and teachers from 21 schools in the eThekweni Metro participating in the 30th International Coastal Clean-up Day.

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uShaka Sea World launches new dolphin show with five performers

  • 22 September 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

uShaka Sea World launched its new dolphin show on 13 September in the newly revamped dolphin stadium. New additions include a high-definition AV screen and state-of-the-art sound system to showcase the dolphins’ movements to best effect.

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Celebrating National Science Week 2014 at uShaka Marine World

  • 06 August 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, is being celebrated countrywide from 4 to 10 August 2014. This year’s theme is, “Today’s Science is Tomorrow’s World.”

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uShaka Sea World hosts sustainable seafood workshop

uShaka Sea World is a proud sustainable seafood partner in South Africa and recently hosted a workshop where fishermen, fishmongers, wholesalers, retailers, restaurateurs and seafood lovers gathered to learn more about the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international certification and eco-labelling programme for sustainably caught seafood.

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Learners make a splash with recycling project

More than 400 learners in Grades 4 and 5 at Addington Primary School put their creativity and enviromental awareness skills to the test on 24 June 2014 to fashion an assortment of handmade marine creatures which competed in a race.

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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…