News

Learn about careers in the sciences during National Science Week

  • 13 July 2012 | SAAMBR | Category: Species

During National Science Week – 30 July to 6 August 2012 – the uShaka NPC Sea World Education Centre will be running special events to promote interest in marine science.

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Hlabathi picks a Durban July winner

  • 06 July 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

There was great excitement at uShaka Sea World this morning when resident Cape fur seal Hlabathi put her gaming skills to the test to select the winner in one of South Africa’s premier horse-racing events, the Durban July, which takes place on Saturday 7 July at Greyville Racecourse.

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Giant geckos hatch in Dangerous Creatures exhibit

  • 05 July 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

There was a patter of little lizard feet in uShaka Sea World’s Dangerous Creatures exhibit on Thursday 5 May when two New Caledonian giant geckos (Rhacodactylus leachianus), the world’s largest gecko, emerged from their shells.

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Oldest African penguin celebrates her 32nd birthday

  • 04 July 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

On Tuesday 19 June 2012, uShaka Sea World’s oldest penguin – believed to be the oldest African penguin in the world – turned 32, more than doubling her natural lifespan.

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uShaka Sea World holiday programme is a hit

Children from various schools in and around Durban spent a fun-filled three days of their July holidays at uShaka Sea World learning about the sea.

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Sardines

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

Sardines are small silver fish that are also known as pilchards. They filter feed by straining tiny plants and animals (plankton) from the water. Short-lived and fast growing, they grow 0.60mm per day and reach 23cm in length within two years. They do not live longer than four years.

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Bony fish

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

There is a great diversity of bony fish species. Some of the more interesting specimens are illustrated below.

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Stranded turtles

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

Each year between December and March, uShaka Sea World receives hatchling turtles that are found by members of the public and brought in. Sometimes well-meaning and caring individuals “rescue” hatchlings that they find out at sea.

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Lemon arrives at uShaka Sea World

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

On 2 March 2011 a tiny turtle hatchling was handed over to uShaka Sea World animal care staff by members of Calypso Diving. They had been out at sea when they came across a young turtle swimming around in circles, obviously in distress.

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Animal care and training

  • 21 June 2012 | SAAMBR

Animal training stimulates mental and physical activity. uShaka Sea World uses operant conditioning when training the animals. Our focus is on building trust and developing a positive relationship with all the animals in our care.

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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…