News

Dolphins and seals need dentists too!

  • 22 August 2012 | by Dr Caryl Knox | Category: Education

Onderstepoort vet Dr Gerhard Steenkamp received a warm reception from the dolphins, seals and their caregivers when he visited uShaka Sea World to perform regular dental check-ups on Friday 17 August 2012.

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Ribbontail ray relocated to Open Ocean exhibit

  • 15 August 2012 | Ann Kunz

Early on Wednesday morning, 15 August, a number of uShaka Sea World staff gathered to assist with the relocation of a round ribbontail ray from one of the quarantine pools to the Open Ocean exhibit.

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Judy Mann appointed as new SAAMBR CEO

  • 09 August 2012 | SAAMBR

Thanks to almost twenty years’ experience in SAAMBR’s three operating divisions, the official appointment of new CEO, Judy Mann was a seamless one.

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Ntshisekelo Secondary School visits uSkaka Sea World

  • 03 August 2012

Learners from Ntshisekelo Secondary School recently enjoyed a day at uShaka Sea World. They had a chance to learn in a fun, exciting and stimulating way.

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Gambit the dolphin – a living legend at 41

  • 18 July 2012 | SAAMBR | Category: Education

A special birthday is being celebrated today at uShaka Sea World as Gambit the dolphin officially turns 41.

To celebrate his milestone, festivities got under way on Saturday, 14 July, when Gambit shared his birthday cake with everyone who came to visit.

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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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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…