News

Life-sized southern elephant seal model a welcome addition

An enormous model of an elephant seal along with a smaller seal species replica are welcome additions to the growing number of photo opportunity models situated throughout uShaka Marine World.

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Inspirational 2014 marine calendar now on sale

Our sought-after annual calendar for 2014 is now on sale. This inspirational marine calendar is produced each year by uShaka Sea World staff, and sold before and after the dolphin shows for R50.

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SAAMBR celebrates 20 years of marine education outreach

  • 02 December 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The Education Centre at uShaka Marine world was abuzz with excitement on 27 November as teachers, dignitaries, sponsors, marine conservationists and educators gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sea World Outreach Programme.

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uShaka Sea World records first wormfish discovery in South African waters

uShaka Sea World aquarists diving in the Durban harbour discovered a shoal of wormfish, the first record of this fish family in South African waters.

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Amphibian breeding programme contributes to reed frog conservation

  • 13 November 2013 | Carl Schloms – senior herpetologist | Category: Conservation

SAAMBR is committed to the conservation and preservation of amphibians, and to sharing our knowledge and passion for reptile and amphibian conservation with 20 000 monthly visitors – most of whom share an inherent fear of amphibians.

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Emsengeni Primary School wins 9th Annual Marine Competition

  • 01 November 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

uShaka Sea World’s Education Department hosted its 9th Annual Marine Competition on 25 October 2013, to coincide with Marine Month.

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Parade raises awareness of endangered African penguin

  • 15 October 2013

In support of Penguin Awareness Day that took place on Saturday 12 October, uShaka Sea World hosted a fun carnival parade aimed at educating the public about the endangered African penguin.

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IPSO State of the Oceans Report: SAAMBR comment

The recently released State of the Oceans Report makes very sobering reading. Compiled by the world-renowned scientists who make up the International Programme on the State of the Oceans (IPSO), the report explains that the health of the oceans is deteriorating faster than was previously thought.

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Support African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday

The only place in the world where you’ll find the endangered African penguin is off the coast of Southern Africa.

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Sub-Antarctic seal saved in the nick of time

  • 04 October 2013 | Ann Kunz

Word must be getting around among the local seal population about uShaka Sea World’s outstanding rehabilitation facilities, with yet another seal arriving at the facility in the past week in dire straits.

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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…