Saving Themba the chameleon – a story of hope

During the first week of June 2014 a young flap-necked chameleon, barely 5cm in length, was brought to Dangerous Creatures after being found on the roadside in Umhlanga Rocks.


Celebrating National Science Week 2014 at uShaka Marine World

  • 06 August 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, is being celebrated countrywide from 4 to 10 August 2014. This year’s theme is, “Today’s Science is Tomorrow’s World.”


uShaka Sea World hosts sustainable seafood workshop

uShaka Sea World is a proud sustainable seafood partner in South Africa and recently hosted a workshop where fishermen, fishmongers, wholesalers, retailers, restaurateurs and seafood lovers gathered to learn more about the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international certification and eco-labelling programme for sustainably caught seafood.


Yellow-nosed albatross stops over at uShaka Sea World

Given that healthy seabirds do not rest on beaches or allow humans to handle them, it was doubly unusual for an endangered juvenile Indian yellow-nosed albatross to be doing both on a KwaZulu-Natal beach last week.


Released seal hauls out on Marion Island after 169 days at sea

Selso the southern elephant seal has arrived safe and sound at Marion Island, 2 200km south of South Africa, after 169 days at sea. He was released off Port Elizabeth after a six-month period of rehabilitation at Durban’s uShaka Sea World aquarium.


Learners make a splash with recycling project

More than 400 learners in Grades 4 and 5 at Addington Primary School put their creativity and enviromental awareness skills to the test on 24 June 2014 to fashion an assortment of handmade marine creatures which competed in a race.


New attraction for Treasure Chest exhibit

  • 24 June 2014 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

uShaka Sea World’s Treasure Chest exhibit now features hundreds of tiny glass shrimps that will nibble on your fingers if you let them.


Where is Gru the sub-Antarctic seal heading?

Gru, an adult sub-Antarctic fur seal, was brought into uShaka Sea World on Saturday 26 April by staff from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, after stranding on a beach between Banana Beach and Hibberdene on the lower South Coast.


Celebrate your marine heritage on World Oceans Day

On Sunday 8 June 2014, countries all over the world will be celebrating World Oceans Day to highlight the crucial role the sea plays as a source of food and oxygen. This year’s theme is “Together we have the power to protect the ocean”, a call to action for everyone.


Grant Christie shares highlights of his solo walk along the South African coastline

Last week SAAMBR was privileged to host Grant Christie, who is on a solo expedition to walk the entire length of the South African coastline for a project he calls Six Million Steps.


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…