African Penguin Awareness Waddle starts in Gansbaai

For the third consecutive year, a group of marine enthusiasts will waddle for a week from Gansbaai to Boulders Beach – a total distance of 130km.


Invertebrate Survey lucky-draw winners announced

Congratulations to Danny and Maria Oliphant, who won uShaka platinum passes in the Invertebrate Survey lucky draw.


New cownose rays to be hand fed in Rocky Reef Exhibit

  • 19 April 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

For the first time in its history, uShaka Sea World will be introducing cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) to the public – in its Rocky Reef Exhibit later this month. In another first for an African aquarium, staff have taught the rays to accept hand-held food.


uShaka Marine World enjoys bumper Easter season

  • 09 April 2013

uShaka Marine World was once again a destination of choice for locals and visitors to Durban over the Easter season. Visitor numbers this year were higher than the previous two Easter seasons, with Easter weekend figures averaging 8 000 visitors a day.


Don't treat the ocean like a rubbish dump this Easter

  • 26 March 2013 | Ann Kunz

Easter is all about mouth-watering chocolate delights in colourful wrappers – and this year uShaka Marine World is hosting Africa’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, with 100 000 chocolate eggs waiting to be found.


Make a Penguin Promise during Earth Hour 2013

At 8.30pm on Saturday 23 March 2013, uShaka Sea World will unite with millions around the globe by switching off its lights during Earth Hour (8.30pm to 9.30pm).


uShaka Sea World Work Experience Programme applications now open

  • 14 March 2013 | SAAMBR | Category: Education

Eight lucky life sciences learners will be chosen for uShaka Sea World’s upcoming Work Experience Programme in July 2013. All applicants are required to submit a letter of motivation, along with two reference letters – one from the learner’s life sciences educator.


Hawksbill turtle found stranded 100m from uShaka Marine World

As the after-work Durban surfing contingent arrived at the beach on Tuesday 5 February, swapping their ties, belts and shoes for wetsuits and flippers, a juvenile hawksbill turtle was battling the incoming tide.


Ragged-tooth shark birth a first for uShaka Sea World

  • 13 March 2013 | Ann Kunz

The birth of a ragged-tooth shark (“raggie”) at uShaka Sea World on Saturday 9 March 2013 was an especially welcome addition to the Aquarium, since these sharks are classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red Data List.


uShaka hosts a record 10,000 children in one day

  • 28 February 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Way before the sun appeared over the horizon on Saturday 23 February 2013, uShaka staff and volunteers from various religious organisations were hard at work preparing for the expected arrival of 10 000 children at the facility later in the day.


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Eco House opens in February

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