Celebrating our wetlands – why should we care?

  • 12 February 2014 | Judy Mann, CEO SAAMBR | Category: Conservation

Why should we celebrate our wetlands every year in February on World Wetlands Day? After all, wetlands have a bad reputation – smelly, muddy, wet places that are difficult to walk through and even more difficult to use.


Turtles returned to warmer waters

On the last day of January 2014, 10 juvenile loggerhead turtles were released from a rubber duck by uShaka Sea World staff into the warm Mozambique current, 10 nautical miles offshore.


Marine courses for ocean enthusiasts

Calling all ocean enthusiasts – whether you’re a surfer, paddler, beachcomber, fisherman, diver or someone who simply enjoys sitting and reflecting on the ocean and its wonderful creatures, uShaka Sea World has two exciting marine courses planned for 2014, under the banner “Understanding Our Oceans”.


Innovative targeted feeding benefits flapnose rays

uShaka Sea World is achieving success with a targeted method of feeding rays in its care.


Thorntail stingray pups born

Earlier this year five thorntail stingray pups were born in the large Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World.


Selso heads for the Antarctic

Selso, the two-year-old elephant seal released off the coast of Port Elizabeth on 11 January 2014, is steadily making his way towards his home range in the Southern Ocean.


Selso returns to the ocean off Port Elizabeth

Following six months of rehabilitation at uShaka Sea World, a 22-month-old southern elephant seal was released back into the ocean off Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 11 January 2014.


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.


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.


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.


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…