Education

Penguin pairings plan to increase genetic diversity

It had all the makings of a match made in heaven when a trio of African penguins was flown to Cape Town last week, to meet potential mates at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

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Turtle poacher turns his attention to conservation

Wednesday, 28 November marked a turning point in the life of convicted turtle poacher Makotikoti Zikhali, who spent four hours at uShaka Sea World learning about the marine creatures that live along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, and the need for their protection.

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Fantastic holiday programme for young children

  • 21 November 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Calling all children aged 6 to 10. Come and join our fabulous uShaka holiday programme “The Big 5” all day on December 10 and 11 at our NPC Sea World Education Centre. The programme includes loads of exciting activities ideally suited to young enquiring minds.

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Len Baumann's contribution to SAAMBR honoured in naming ceremony

Any South African who knows their biscuits knows Baumann’s, a 40-year-old family run business headed by Len Baumann. What they may not know is the vital contribution Len has made to the funding and success of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR).

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Learners get to grips with the practicalities of classification

  • 24 October 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The NPC Sea World Education Centre recently hosted South City High School from the lower South Coast for a course on classification, which forms part of the Grade 11 school curriculum.

Classification is quite a difficult concept to teach in the classroom, where learners have to use their imagination while relying solely on textbooks. At uShaka Sea World the learners were able to view live animals and dried specimens, and before long classification theory began to make more sense.

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Make the right fish choice with the new SASSI app

The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) has just launched a WWF-SASSI cellphone app to help BlackBerry users make on-the-spot sustainable seafood choices.

Across the globe, unsustainable fishing has seen many fish populations depleted and others all but wiped out. The situation is no different in South Africa, where stocks of many well-known linefish species have been severely compromised.

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Foreign aquarium experts in awe of uShaka Sea World's facilities

  • 27 September 2012 | SAAMBR | Category: Education

Over the past few weeks, uShaka Sea World has hosted a wide range of visitors from overseas aquariums. This included visitors from the Antwerpen Zoo in Belgium, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and the John G Shedd Aquarium in the United States.

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Rain puts a damper on coastal clean-up efforts

  • 18 September 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Pouring rain put a damper on the 21st International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday 15 September, with hopes of attracting hundreds of volunteers fading as the morning wore on.

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Marine Careers Course for learners

  • 14 September 2012 | SAAMBR | Category: Education

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a dolphin trainer or a marine scientist? Or perhaps you fancy yourself as an aquarist or even a marine biologist? If you’re serious about a career in one of these rewarding fields, then make sure you don’t miss uShaka Sea World’s upcoming Marine Careers Course.

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Lesotho learners enthralled by uShaka Sea World visit

  • 29 August 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

More than 150 learners – most of whom had never seen the ocean before – travelled from Lesotho to uShaka Sea World’s Education Centre in Durban to learn about the ocean.

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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…