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Marine Careers Course at uShaka Sea World

  • 13 September 2013 | SAAMBR

Do you love the ocean and all the fascinating creatures that live in it? If so, perhaps you’d enjoy a rewarding marine career.

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Aquarium staff teach learners about greening on Arbor Day

  • 11 September 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Ask any rural learner in Grade 3 why trees are important and they will tell you that trees give us oxygen, fruit and shade – three good reasons to be celebrating Arbor Week.

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Selso the seal to head out to sea soon

There was a meeting of the minds at uShaka Sea World recently to decide on the future of Selso, a young southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) currently undergoing rehabilitation at the facility.

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Ragged-tooth shark joins the Reef Exhibit

After spending five months in a holding facility, Storm the ragged-tooth shark joined her kind in the uShaka Sea World Reef Exhibit on Friday, 16 August 2013.

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Marine course for diving enthusiasts

Calling all divers and undersea enthusiasts: uShaka Sea World’s Education Centre will be hosting its popular annual Basic Marine Ecology Course from 5 September this year.

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Annual check up for the rays – a photo essay

In preparation for the rays’ annual medical check-ups at uShaka Sea World, a team of approximately 25 staff members gather around the top of the Open Ocean exhibit.

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Giant spider crab sheds its shell

  • 07 August 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

One of uShaka Sea World’s giant spider crabs moulted recently, an intricate process that took seven hours and left behind a perfect replica of the arthropod.

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Science Week celebrated with school visits – photo essay

  • 02 August 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The public was included in National Science Week activities hosted by uShaka Sea World this year. Although the aquarium traditionally focuses on learners in Grades 9 to 12, this year it gave visitors of all ages an insight into the amazing world of science.

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Critically endangered turtle rehabilitated and released

After six weeks under the care of uShaka Sea World Rehabilitation staff following a shark bite, an adult hawksbill turtle was released back into the sea on a perfect winter’s morning.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Aquarium

After a hiatus of seven years from the sunny city, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition finally lands back on the shores of Durban this July. The internationally renowned exhibition takes place at Durban’s uShaka Marine World from 25 July to 30 September this year.

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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…