70 years of helping people to care for our ocean

The South African Association for Marine Biological Research
SAAMBR, founded in 1951, is a unique Non-Government, Non Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation. In 2004, SAAMBR became the cornerstone of 
uShaka Marine World in Durban.

For over 60 years SAAMBR has contributed to the conservation of marine and coastal resources in the Western Indian Ocean by operating three integrally linked divisions:
Undertakes applied research that contributes towards the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources
in the Western Indian Ocean.
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The largest aquarium complex in Africa, inspiring young and old with the wonder and beauty of our magnificent marine life.
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Encourages an interest in the oceans and empowers learners, educators and visitors to behave responsibly towards the environment.
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