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Ragged-tooth shark joins the Reef Exhibit

After spending five months in a holding facility, Storm the ragged-tooth shark joined her kind in the uShaka Sea World Reef Exhibit on Friday, 16 August 2013.

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Marine course for diving enthusiasts

Calling all divers and undersea enthusiasts: uShaka Sea World’s Education Centre will be hosting its popular annual Basic Marine Ecology Course from 5 September this year.

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Annual check up for the rays – a photo essay

In preparation for the rays’ annual medical check-ups at uShaka Sea World, a team of approximately 25 staff members gather around the top of the Open Ocean exhibit.

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Giant spider crab sheds its shell

  • 07 August 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

One of uShaka Sea World’s giant spider crabs moulted recently, an intricate process that took seven hours and left behind a perfect replica of the arthropod.

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Science Week celebrated with school visits – photo essay

  • 02 August 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The public was included in National Science Week activities hosted by uShaka Sea World this year. Although the aquarium traditionally focuses on learners in Grades 9 to 12, this year it gave visitors of all ages an insight into the amazing world of science.

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Critically endangered turtle rehabilitated and released

After six weeks under the care of uShaka Sea World Rehabilitation staff following a shark bite, an adult hawksbill turtle was released back into the sea on a perfect winter’s morning.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Aquarium

After a hiatus of seven years from the sunny city, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition finally lands back on the shores of Durban this July. The internationally renowned exhibition takes place at Durban’s uShaka Marine World from 25 July to 30 September this year.

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Tea and cake for Tafta on Mandela Day

In celebration of Mandela Day on 18 July, uShaka Marine World staff devoted 67 minutes of their time to the elderly residents of South Beach Tafta (the Association for the Aged).

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Update on washed-up elephant seal

  • 09 July 2013 | Ann Kunz

Initially young Selso was treated with antibiotics, vitamins and specially prepared fish, but has recently progressed to whole fish offered by the animal care staff. He has a private area in the rehab centre where he can rest, swim and put on weight.

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Washed-up elephant seal rescued by uShaka staff

On 29 June 2013, a young southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) washed up on the beach at Southbroom, severely underweight and thousands of kilometres from home.

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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…