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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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Penguin Waddle highlights the plight of penguins

The 4th annual Penguin Promises Waddle, along a 120km section of the Cape coastline, began on Monday 10 March 2014 in Gansbaai and is scheduled to end on 15 March 2014 in Simon’s Town.

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Record number of Gaboon adders born in Dangerous Creatures exhibit

A slither of 47 young snakes greeted herpetologists who arrived for work recently at uShaka Sea World’s Dangerous Creatures exhibit.

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Are zoos and aquariums the places to learn about biodiversity?

During 2013 uShaka Marine World joined 29 other facilities accredited by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in a global study to evaluate biodiversity literacy among zoo and aquarium visitors.

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Public responds positively to Hopping for Hope

The public interacted enthusiastically with uShaka Marine World staff during national Leap Day for Frogs promotions over the weekend of 1-2 March. Herpetologists and uShaka staff were on hand to talk about frogs and the important role they play in our ecosystems, while encouraging visitors to help save South Africa’s frogs.

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Do your bit for national Leap Day for Frogs

uShaka Marine World is celebrating national Leap Day for Frogs from 28 February to 2 March 2014 by encouraging visitors to help save South Africa’s frogs.

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uShaka Sea World mourns loss of dolphin calf

The uShaka Marine World family is sad to announce that their newest addition – a week-old dolphin calf, has died.

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Celebrating our wetlands – why should we care?

  • 12 February 2014 | Judy Mann, CEO SAAMBR | Category: Conservation

Why should we celebrate our wetlands every year in February on World Wetlands Day? After all, wetlands have a bad reputation – smelly, muddy, wet places that are difficult to walk through and even more difficult to use.

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Turtles returned to warmer waters

On the last day of January 2014, 10 juvenile loggerhead turtles were released from a rubber duck by uShaka Sea World staff into the warm Mozambique current, 10 nautical miles offshore.

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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…