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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.

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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.

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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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uShaka Sea World aquarist joins research team in Brazil

During the latter half of 2012 Matt Needham, an uShaka Sea World aquarist, was invited by Scott Dowd of the New England Aquarium to join an expedition to the central Rio Negro Basin in Brazil as part of Project Piaba.

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Give our frogs some love this Valentine's Day

  • 11 February 2013 | Ann Kunz

Our Dangerous Creatures Exhibit staff are inviting guests to meet our frogs of love – giant bullfrog – this Valentine’s Day. Although we can’t promise that any handsome princes will appear, we do promise that by loving and caring for frogs you will help to create a better world for all of us.

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uShaka Sea World hosts international veterinary students

  • 07 February 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Natassia Bacco, who qualified at Pentificial Catholic University in Brazil, and final-year Tennessee University veterinary student Kim Lucy are being hosted by uShaka Sea World during February 2013.

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Birth of thorntail ray pups delights uShaka Sea World visitors

  • 31 January 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

There was a special bonus in store for visitors to uShaka Sea World on Saturday 26 January 2013, when a thorntail ray in the Open Ocean Exhibit gave birth to four pups.

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Ten little loggerheads head out to sea

  • 21 January 2013 | Ann Kunz

Early on the morning of Friday, January 18, 2013, staff from uShaka Sea World, a cameraman from YoTV and a journalist and photographer from The Mercury headed six nautical miles out to sea off Durban’s beachfront in a rubber duck to release the turtles into the ocean.

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uShaka Sea World needs voluntary educational guides

  • 11 January 2013 | SAAMBR

uShaka Sea World is looking for new recruits to boost the ranks of its voluntary educational guides. Additional guides are needed to cater for increasing demand for this valuable public service in 2013.

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uShaka New Year’s Eve Party a success

  • 04 January 2013 | SAAMBR

uShaka Sea World is happy to report that the New Year’s Eve party held on the Phantom Ship and at Moyo was a success. As has been the experience in the past with such events, the animals were absolutely fine.

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Bony fish

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Meet our dolphins

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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

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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…