Did you know ?
All spiders moult at least once during their lifetime.
South Africa’s deepest diving whale is the sperm whale.
Not all fish have scales.
African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) like those at Sea World are endemic to South Africa and they’re also endangered.
A spinner dolphin can complete two to five spins in a single leap.
The oldest penguin living at Sea World is more than 30 years old.
The sunbeam snake has two fully functional lungs.
The Cape fur seal has two layers of fur to keep it warm in the cold water.
The scientific name for the seals at uShaka Sea World is Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus.
Some sea apples are so toxic that the secretions they produce, when stressed, may kill other animals sharing the exhibit.
The warm ocean stream that runs along the west Indian Ocean coastline is the Aghulas Current.
Loggerhead and leatherback turtles come ashore on northern KwaZulu-Natal beaches to lay their eggs.
Four different animals make up a single bluebottle.
The only South African snake that can be identified as male or female by sight is the boomslang or African tree snake.
The sea urchin is an Eastern delicacy related to the sand dollar.
A dolphin is classified as a mammal because it suckles its young.
The team at SAAMBR is actively involved in WWF SASSI, which it approaches “holistically”.Read more »
With National Marine Week being celebrated at uShaka Sea World from 12 to 18 October, the public are being encouraged… Read more »
Bruce Mann and co-authors have completed an epic revision of the Southern African Marine Linefish Species Profiles (aka the “Visboekie”).… Read more »