Species

New attraction for Treasure Chest exhibit

  • 24 June 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

uShaka Sea World’s Treasure Chest exhibit now features hundreds of tiny glass shrimps that will nibble on your fingers if you let them.

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Bowmouth guitarfish is a distinctive new addition to the aquarium

  • 04 April 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

A distinctive and unusual 2.18m-long bowmouth guitarfish is the latest attraction in the Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World’s aquarium.

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A milestone for Storm the ragged-tooth shark

Storm the ragged-tooth shark celebrated a milestone on Sunday 9 March 2014 – she was born at uShaka Marine World’s Large Shark exhibit on a very stormy afternoon exactly a year earlier, one of only a handful of this species to have been born in an aquarium anywhere in the world.

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Penguin Waddle highlights the plight of penguins

The 4th annual Penguin Promises Waddle, along a 120km section of the Cape coastline, began on Monday 10 March 2014 in Gansbaai and is scheduled to end on 15 March 2014 in Simon’s Town.

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Record number of Gaboon adders born in Dangerous Creatures exhibit

A slither of 47 young snakes greeted herpetologists who arrived for work recently at uShaka Sea World’s Dangerous Creatures exhibit.

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Public responds positively to Hopping for Hope

The public interacted enthusiastically with uShaka Marine World staff during national Leap Day for Frogs promotions over the weekend of 1-2 March. Herpetologists and uShaka staff were on hand to talk about frogs and the important role they play in our ecosystems, while encouraging visitors to help save South Africa’s frogs.

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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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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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uShaka Sea World records first wormfish discovery in South African waters

uShaka Sea World aquarists diving in the Durban harbour discovered a shoal of wormfish, the first record of this fish family in South African waters.

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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…