The busy festive season brought thousands of visitors to uShaka Sea World’s penguin rookery, allowing us to share our conservation message. With summer in full swing, the colony of 55 African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) spent time cooling off in its specially chilled pools at uShaka. Although penguins appear clumsy and comical on land, they become sleek underwater predators thanks to their superbly streamlined bodies.Read more >>
I don’t normally make new year’s resolutions as I’ve found I generally only remember them for a week and then move on with the business of the new year. I am privileged to work with a team that is passionate about marine conservation.
The team continually inspires me and reminds me that consistent individual actions can make an enormous difference to the environment. Not only do uShaka Sea World staff inspire guests to care about the creatures living in the oceans, but they take responsibility in their personal lives to make sure that the impact of their actions on land has minimal adverse effect on the oceans.Read more >>
Last week, for the first time, I was selected to assist at a Marine Workshop specifically designed for resource users and managers. This was a new experience for me since I am usually found in the Aquarium, chatting informally to guests, answering their questions and sharing my marine knowledge with anyone eager to learn.Read more >>
My passion for reptiles began as an eight-year-old schoolboy. On the way home from school, I would walk past a local park and lift the water meter covers to see my favourite snakes staring up at me. Never could I have dreamed that my early fascination with snakes would one day become my profession.Read more >>
When Kaitlyn (8) and Christine (11) Heyns, of Hillcrest, were on holiday in Port Alfred during the July 2013 holidays, they picked up shells along the seashore and placed them in a plastic bag. A few days after returning home, Kaitlyn opened the plastic bag and discovered that one of the shells housed a 2cm hermit crab that was very much alive.Read more >>
On Friday, October 12, 2012, a delivery of fresh kelp…
On International Penguin Day last year I was listening to…