Education

Going beyond the call of duty for conservation

It’s a well-known fact that conservation is not a nine-to-five job, for the issues that drive us do not stop at the end of a working day.

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SAAMBR’s ‘holistic’ approach to SASSI helps raise awareness

  • 19 October 2015 | Quathar Jacobs, guest blogger | Category: Education

The team at SAAMBR is actively involved in WWF SASSI, which it approaches “holistically”.

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Scary pumpkin seeds and seals

  • 05 November 2014 | Jonathan Ellerbeck – animal behaviourist | Category: Education

In celebration of Halloween this year, the seal team decided to get in on the fun and thought it would be a good idea to share it with the seals.

Pumpkin does not form part of a seal’s diet so the exercise was more for fun and to pique the seals’ innate sense of curiosity.

Investigating is an important part of any enrichment programme as it allows animals to use their senses.

We took all the seeds and stringy parts out of the pumpkins before we began carving their scary Halloween faces.

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Totally hooked after my first Marine Workshop

  • 18 October 2013 | Leaveil Jacks, Marine Educator at uShaka Sea World | Category: Education

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.

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Sharing a passion for cold-blooded creatures

  • 11 August 2013 | Carl Schloms – Senior herpetologist | Category: Education

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.

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Presha Soogrim: 'Creating magical marine moments'

  • 26 July 2013 | Presha Soogrim – Senior Guest Relations Guide | Category: Education

On Mandela Day, 18 July, uShaka Marine World staff decided to spend 67 minutes with their favourite neighbours, the lovely folks at South Beach Tafta (the Association for the Aged).

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A dream comes true at uShaka Sea World

  • 08 May 2013 | Wayne Sumpton – assistant operations manager | Category: Education

Being a water baby and growing up surfing, swimming and free diving, it seemed logical to enrol for an open-water recreational dive course. I took my first breath on scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) at Kings Park swimming pool in 2003.

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Valentine's Day preparations sealed with a kiss

  • 07 February 2013 | Jonathan Ellerbeck (Animal Behaviourist) | Category: Education

This morning our public relations department asked us to participate in uShaka’s Valentine’s Day celebration preparations. The request – a photo of two seals sharing a romantic dinner.

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Fathers and daughters share a special bond

  • 10 September 2012 | Sarah Pillay | Category: Education

I left home for work at about 6am this morning since I am on dolphin checklist duty. Leaving early is tough because my little girl is six months old and I miss her terribly when I’m at work. But I know she is in good hands, especially when daddy is there.

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All in a day's work for an uShaka Sea World diver

  • 04 September 2012 | Garth Winfield | Category: Education

It’s incredible that a diver can burn up to 20 times more energy underwater than he does while completing the same task above water, but it’s true, which is why divers often tuck into hearty meals when they emerge from the depths.

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Kelp delivery earns seal of approval at uShaka Sea World

On Friday, October 12, 2012, a delivery of fresh kelp…

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All in a day’s work for an uShaka Sea World diver

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