uShaka news

SAAMBR hosts guests from Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Christie Chung and Wing Sum Bud, of Hong Kong’s Ocean Park (a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park) recently spent a week in the education department at uShaka Sea World as part of an International Zoo Educators’ Association (IZE) exchange programme.


Education director Jone Porter receives prestigious annual award

uShaka Sea World Education Centre director Jone Porter was presented with the SANCOR Professional Marine and Coastal Communicator of the Year Award 2017 at the 16th Southern African Marine Science Symposium held in early July in Port Elizabeth.


ORI scientists present research papers at marine science symposium

The SAAMBR team recently returned from Port Elizabeth where they attended the 16th Southern African Marine Science Symposium.


Ford Wildlife Foundation donates vehicle to ORI in support of coral reef conservation

The Oceanographic Research Institute’s Coral Reef Programme has shifted into top gear thanks to the handover of a new Ford Ranger bakkie to the research team on 17 May 2017. The handover forms part of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s commitment to the conservation and preservation of the environment in sub-Saharan Africa.


SAAMBR veterinary clinic gets the nod from South African Veterinary Council

SAAMBR’s uShaka Sea World veterinary clinic is now officially registered with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). As anticipated, reaching this milestone was not an easy task, as the uShaka Sea World treatment centre is very different from other veterinary clinics in South Africa in that it looks after marine species.


uShaka Sea World’s new ultrasound machine a first for Africa

For more than 20 years uShaka Sea World’s animal health team has used ultrasound examinations as a diagnostic tool for large marine mammals, fish and reptiles. However, the arrival of a new, state-of-the-art, portable ultrasound machine, complete with a high-resolution headset, was cause for much celebration.


uShaka Sea World achieves third PAAZA accreditation

  • 19 December 2016 | Judy Mann, SAAMBR conservation strategist | Category: uShaka news

After six months of hard work the uShaka Sea World team is celebrating their Pan-African Association of Zoos & Aquaria (PAAZA) accreditation.


A special dolphin moment for Muhammad

Seven-year-old Muhammad Hussain from Port Elizabeth had a long-held dream: to touch a dolphin – and with a little of help from a group of good people, his dream was realised recently at uShaka Sea World.


Young chameleon set to spend a year in rehab

Over the weekend a young flapneck chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) was brought into the rehabilitation centre at Dangerous Creatures in the uShaka Village Walk by a member of the public.


National Science Week 2016

Once again NRF/SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement) nominated uShaka Sea World as one of the 76 organisations tasked with bringing the world of science to the South African public during National Science Week.


Bony fish

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Meet our dolphins

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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…