Specialised training bolsters uShaka Sea World's efforts to help endangered African penguins

  • 09 April 2015 | Tracy Shaw, uShaka Sea World animal behaviourist | Category: Conservation, Species

African Studbooks training saw staff from uShaka Sea World’s Mammals and Birds, Aquarium and Education departments focus on gaining a better understanding of PAAZA conservation programmes and population sustainability.


'Let's put an end to litter this Easter,' say the penguins

The Easter Bunny is busy at uShaka Marine World hiding 100 000 tokens for Beacon marshmallow eggs ahead of Africa’s largest Easter egg hunt. Join in on the fun on Saturday 4 April and Sunday 5 April from 7am by exploring the park to find tokens that can be exchanged for tasty chocolate eggs.


Marine Careers Course at uShaka Sea World

  • 27 March 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

If you are in Grades 9 to 12, love the ocean and would like to explore various marine career opportunities, then this course will be of interest to you.


Maintaining high standards at SAAMBR

  • 25 March 2015 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist

For most people the term “audit” conjures up feelings of apprehension, defensiveness and even fear. Having a group of experts wandering around your facility asking questions and “looking for evidence” is never pleasant, but in the interest of maintaining high standards, this is exactly what SAAMBR subjected itself to in February 2015.


Schools to benefit from National Lottery support of uShaka Sea World Outreach Programme

  • 19 March 2015 | Ann Kunz

Thanks to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, uShaka Sea World marine educators have extended their outreach programme to incorporate an additional 79 schools.


There's a zebra in my shark exhibit!

  • 19 March 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

A leopard may be unable to change its spots, but a zebra can change its stripes – a zebra shark, that is. The two zebra sharks on display in the Reef Predator Exhibit are making history as the first of their species to be housed at uShaka Sea World.


Selso the seal heads south – part two

After spending three months in recovery at Bayworld Aquarium in Port Elizabeth after once again stranding on a beach, Selso the seal was released on 27 February, 50 nautical miles off the Eastern Cape coastline, from where he will head for Antarctica.


uShaka Sea World hosts five day workshop for KZN Small Scale Fisheries monitors

The uShaka Sea World Education Centre has welcomed 23 KwaZulu-Natal Small Scale Fisheries monitors and co-ordinators for a week of interactive training.


Workshop held to address potential coastal and marine mass stranding

What would we do if there was a mass stranding of marine mammals on a KwaZulu-Natal beach? This was the question answered at a recent workshop hosted by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife and uShaka Sea World at uShaka Sea World in Durban.


New jellyfish exhibit mesmerises visitors

  • 20 February 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Visitors to the Aquarium heading towards the Open Ocean gallery are in for a wonderful surprise as the cylindrical exhibit is pulsating with blue jellyfish, also known as rubber jellyfish (Calostylus mosaicus). The species is unmistakable with its bell-shaped body pulsating through the water in a distinctive, staccato-like rhythm. Constantly on the move, these jellyfish range in colour from a light blue to dark purple or burgundy, depending on their food intake. Having both muscle fibres and nerve fibres means they are capable of directional movement either by contracting or extending their bodies. Since they are larger than any of the other jellyfish in the Aquarium, visitors appear content to linger and photograph the “jellies” for ages.


Bony fish

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Meet our dolphins

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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

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Why care about the oceans?

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Eco House opens in February

The Eco House in the aquarium will show you how…