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Education director Jone Porter receives prestigious annual award

uShaka Sea World Education Centre director Jone Porter was presented with the SANCOR Professional Marine and Coastal Communicator of the Year Award 2017 at the 16th Southern African Marine Science Symposium held in early July in Port Elizabeth.

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ORI scientists present research papers at marine science symposium

The SAAMBR team recently returned from Port Elizabeth where they attended the 16th Southern African Marine Science Symposium.

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SAAMBR celebrates World Oceans Day with plastics message

  • 17 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

SAAMBR’s World Oceans Day 2017 celebrations on 8 June focused on creating micro plastics awareness. The programme looked at what micro plastics are, how they have become an invisible part of our daily lives and how they adversely affect our health and that of the oceans.

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Elephant seal beaches on lower South Coast

  • 06 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Beachgoers were recently treated to the rare sight of a young male southern elephant seal making his way onto the beach close to Port Shepstone, on the KwaZulu-Natal lower South Coast.

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uShaka Sea World staff bid a sad farewell to much-loved penguin Dee

  • 05 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Believed to be one of the oldest African penguins in the world, uShaka Sea World’s 40-year-old legendary penguin Dee died peacefully on 4 July 2017.

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Dangerous Creatures exhibit welcomes two death adders

  • 03 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

When uShaka Sea World herpetologist Carl Schloms heard that a local breeder had a pair of death adders looking for a new home, he wasted no time in making the necessary arrangements for them to be relocated to our Dangerous Creatures exhibit.

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uShaka Sea World is looking for volunteers with a passion for marine conservation

  • 20 June 2017

uShaka Sea World are accepting applications for new volunteers to work as marine education guides.

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Me to the sea: our daily actions can help the ocean

  • 08 June 2017

World Oceans Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the world’s oceans, their amazing diversity and the critical role they play in sustaining life on land.

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Living Legend: John Ballard

  • 05 June 2017 | Ann Kunz

After leaving school in 1957, John Ballard worked in forestry and then proceeded to University for a BSc degree. In 1962 he joined CSIR National Physics laboratory, engaged in physical oceanography off Durban. He transferred to the national Institute for Water Research, doing marine pollution surveys and toxicology.

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Ford Wildlife Foundation donates vehicle to ORI in support of coral reef conservation

The Oceanographic Research Institute’s Coral Reef Programme has shifted into top gear thanks to the handover of a new Ford Ranger bakkie to the research team on 17 May 2017. The handover forms part of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s commitment to the conservation and preservation of the environment in sub-Saharan Africa.

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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

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…