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Kids’ holiday course at Sea World

  • 21 June 2013

These school holidays, Sea World is presenting another instalment of its popular Marine Holiday Course.

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Dee celebrates her 33rd birthday

  • 20 June 2013 | Ann Kunz

On Wednesday 19 June 2013, the world’s oldest known African penguin, Dee, a resident at uShaka Sea World, celebrated her 33rd birthday.

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Turtle to be rehabilitated after shark attack

  • 19 June 2013 | Ann Kunz

uShaka Sea World has taken on a mammoth task in the rehabilitation of an 80kg hawksbill turtle attacked by a shark in Kosi Bay, northern KwaZulu-Natal.

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Aquarium celebrates World Oceans Day

  • 11 June 2013 | Ann Kunz

uShaka Sea World celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8, with approximately 8 000 guests from the greater Durban area.

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Marine Careers Course for learners

  • 05 June 2013 | Ann Kunz

Ever pictured yourself as a dolphin trainer or perhaps a marine scientist helping to protect our oceans? Then don’t miss the upcoming Marine Careers Course on 24 and 25 June at uShaka Sea World.

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Short-term home for hammerhead sharks in Point Waterfront canal

  • 31 May 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Eight young hammerhead sharks being temporarily accommodated in the Point Waterfront canal are enjoying 24-hour protection courtesy of the Durban Point Waterfront Management Association.

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Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 at uShaka Sea World

  • 26 May 2013 | Anne Kunz | Category: Education

Around the world on June 8 every year people mark World Oceans Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the world’s oceans, their amazing diversity and the critical role that they play in sustaining life on land.

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Silvertip shark released off Durban coastline

Four years after being introduced into the Reef Predator exhibit at uShaka Sea World, a young silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) was released this week several kilometres off the Durban coastline.

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uShaka Sea World becomes Africa's only PAAZAB-accredited aquarium

uShaka Sea World has been accorded the highest recognition that a living animal institution can achieve in Africa when it received an African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) accreditation plaque at the recent PAAZAB conference.

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Educational programme teaches rural learners about marine life

  • 08 May 2013 | Ann Kunz

Over the past five years, learners and their teachers from previously disadvantaged schools in Kwa-Ndengezi, Inanda, Maphephetheni, Sea Cow Lake, Hammarsdale and Umbumbulu have committed to increasing their knowledge of the marine environment.

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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…