Celebrating the weird and scary at Halloween

While most of the country celebrates Halloween tonight, at SAAMBR we take October as the month to celebrate some of our scariest and weirdest creatures. Not the big scary ones, but the little creatures that most of us will never see – the creatures that live in the sand and mud off our coast – tiny, but critical indicators of the health of our coastal ecosystems.


New exhibit raises public awareness about endangered seahorses

Tucked into an alcove around the corner from the Snorkel Lagoon, uShaka Sea World’s new seahorse exhibit – home of a group of Knysna seahorses, yellow seahorses, lined seahorses and pipefish – is attracting great public interest.


Marine knowledge is reflected in Annual Marine Day Competition entries

  • 27 October 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

This year our outreach programme incorporated the three Rs into all marine lessons given at primary schools, so this year’s theme for the Marine Day Competition was “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.


Finding hope – share SAAMBR's conservation journey

The latest Living Planet Report produced by WWF International in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, the Water Footprint Network and the Global Footprint Network, makes for sobering reading.

The number of wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on our planet has fallen by half over the past 40 years. This means that the state of the world’s biodiversity is worse than ever, and there is simply less space for wild animals to live as habitat loss and degradation continue.


uShaka Sea World focuses on seafood sustainability during National Marine Week

  • 16 October 2014 | Saambr

The second week of October – National Marine Week – is an annual highlight on the uShaka calendar. During the week there’s a concerted effort on creating awareness about marine and coastal environments to promote sustainable use and conservation of our precious resources today, and for future generations.


Fisherman's unusual catch makes a valuable contribution to marine science

A Saturday morning fishing expedition for a Durban man ended in a scramble for marine scientists and a valuable contribution to research data.


uShaka Coastal Clean-up nets loads of litter

On Saturday 20 September uShaka Marine World and Woolworths staff partnered in a joint venture that saw learners, parents and teachers from 21 schools in the eThekweni Metro participating in the 30th International Coastal Clean-up Day.


uShaka Sea World launches new dolphin show with five performers

  • 22 September 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

uShaka Sea World launched its new dolphin show on 13 September in the newly revamped dolphin stadium. New additions include a high-definition AV screen and state-of-the-art sound system to showcase the dolphins’ movements to best effect.


uShaka Sea World plants 164 trees for Arbor Week 2014

uShaka Sea World staff took the annual National Arbor Week initiative a step further this year by celebrating over a two-week period, during which they visited local schools and helped to green their playgrounds. Collectively they planted 164 trees in 10 days in early September 2014.


Hammerhead sharks moved from canal to Reef Predator exhibit

Four hammerhead sharks have been ferried by hand from the Point Waterfront canal to a special holding tank, before being added to uShaka Sea world’s Reef Predator exhibit.


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 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…