uShaka news

Life-sized southern elephant seal model a welcome addition

An enormous model of an elephant seal along with a smaller seal species replica are welcome additions to the growing number of photo opportunity models situated throughout uShaka Marine World.


Inspirational 2014 marine calendar now on sale

Our sought-after annual calendar for 2014 is now on sale. This inspirational marine calendar is produced each year by uShaka Sea World staff, and sold before and after the dolphin shows for R50.


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.


Kids delight in the aquarium by night

More than 160 children enjoyed an aquarium tour by night at uShaka Sea World as part of the third Spar Future Warrior Environmental Conference, which took place in Durban from 24 to 27 September 2013.


Marine course for diving enthusiasts

Calling all divers and undersea enthusiasts: uShaka Sea World’s Education Centre will be hosting its popular annual Basic Marine Ecology Course from 5 September this year.


Tea and cake for Tafta on Mandela Day

In celebration of Mandela Day on 18 July, uShaka Marine World staff devoted 67 minutes of their time to the elderly residents of South Beach Tafta (the Association for the Aged).


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.


uShaka Sea World becomes Africa's only PAAZAB-accredited aquarium

uShaka Sea World has been accorded the highest recognition that a living animal institution can achieve in Africa when it received an African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) accreditation plaque at the recent PAAZAB conference.


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 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…