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International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May 2014

Around 700-million people visit a zoo or aquarium annually – just imagine the impact if each of these people incorporated changes in their lifestyles to support biodiversity – we have the power to change the planet’s future.

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Minion the seal dives back into the ocean

After seven months in rehab, Minion, a young male Subantarctic fur seal, returned to the ocean just before sunrise on 2 May 2014.

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uShaka Sea World releases leatherback turtle

When uShaka Sea World staff received a call on 21 April from staff at Two Oceans Aquarium, informing them that they were flying a juvenile leatherback turtle to Durban the following day, they were eager to assist as this was to be the first leatherback entrusted to their care.

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Curriculum-based educational experiences for learners of all ages

Foster a love of the ocean while giving your learners a hands-on experience of their school-curriculum topics with interactive lessons and courses at uShaka Sea World.

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uShaka Sea World welcomes millionth learner

  • 16 April 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

When teachers and learners from Kokstad Senior Primary School arrived at uShaka Sea World on 16 April 2014, they had no idea that among them was the millionth learner to visit Durban’s most well-known attraction.

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Bowmouth guitarfish is a distinctive new addition to the aquarium

  • 04 April 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

A distinctive and unusual 2.18m-long bowmouth guitarfish is the latest attraction in the Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World’s aquarium.

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Hundreds respond to call for marine education volunteers

  • 27 March 2014 | Kathy Drummond – Co-ordinator: Education Support Services | Category: Education

There was an air of excitement at uShaka Sea World earlier this year when a few hundred respondents took the first step towards becoming marine education volunteers.

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Share your Earth Hour 2014 action with us

For seven years running, on the last Saturday in March, millions of people around the world have switched off their lights during Earth Hour as a symbolic gesture of commitment to helping our planet.

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'Children of the night' enjoy a sleepover at uShaka Sea World

  • 19 March 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Every year Southern African children suffering from xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) get together for a weekend of adventure, laughter, sharing, caring and learning. This year a group of 55 attended the uShaka camp held during March 2014.

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A milestone for Storm the ragged-tooth shark

Storm the ragged-tooth shark celebrated a milestone on Sunday 9 March 2014 – she was born at uShaka Marine World’s Large Shark exhibit on a very stormy afternoon exactly a year earlier, one of only a handful of this species to have been born in an aquarium anywhere in the world.

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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…