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SAAMBR boardroom named in honour of Len Chiazzari

The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) recently honoured William Leonard Chiazzari, in recognition of his 60 years of dedication to the organisation and to marine conservation.

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Learners get to grips with the practicalities of classification

  • 24 October 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The NPC Sea World Education Centre recently hosted South City High School from the lower South Coast for a course on classification, which forms part of the Grade 11 school curriculum.

Classification is quite a difficult concept to teach in the classroom, where learners have to use their imagination while relying solely on textbooks. At uShaka Sea World the learners were able to view live animals and dried specimens, and before long classification theory began to make more sense.

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Make the right fish choice with the new SASSI app

The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) has just launched a WWF-SASSI cellphone app to help BlackBerry users make on-the-spot sustainable seafood choices.

Across the globe, unsustainable fishing has seen many fish populations depleted and others all but wiped out. The situation is no different in South Africa, where stocks of many well-known linefish species have been severely compromised.

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Ushaka Sea World marks National Marine Week 2012

  • 08 October 2012 | SAAMBR

On Monday, 8 October, uShaka Marine World is hosting the launch of National Marine Week. The week of 8-12 October is dedicated to promoting awareness of the need to protect and conserve the marine environment.

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Foreign aquarium experts in awe of uShaka Sea World's facilities

  • 27 September 2012 | SAAMBR | Category: Education

Over the past few weeks, uShaka Sea World has hosted a wide range of visitors from overseas aquariums. This included visitors from the Antwerpen Zoo in Belgium, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and the John G Shedd Aquarium in the United States.

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New turtle rehabilitation centre opens

On 20 September 2012 uShaka Sea World proudly opened a custom-made outdoor rehabilitation centre specially designed to house young turtles recovering from trauma at sea. The centre has its own laboratory where weight assessments, minor medical observations and treatments can be carried out.

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Rain puts a damper on coastal clean-up efforts

  • 18 September 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Pouring rain put a damper on the 21st International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday 15 September, with hopes of attracting hundreds of volunteers fading as the morning wore on.

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Marine Careers Course for learners

  • 14 September 2012 | SAAMBR | Category: Education

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a dolphin trainer or a marine scientist? Or perhaps you fancy yourself as an aquarist or even a marine biologist? If you’re serious about a career in one of these rewarding fields, then make sure you don’t miss uShaka Sea World’s upcoming Marine Careers Course.

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Stranded turtles flown back to the warm Indian Ocean

More than a dozen little loggerhead turtles arrived safely at Durban’s King Shaka Airport on 30 August 2012 from the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.

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Lesotho learners enthralled by uShaka Sea World visit

  • 29 August 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

More than 150 learners – most of whom had never seen the ocean before – travelled from Lesotho to uShaka Sea World’s Education Centre in Durban to learn about the ocean.

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Meet our dolphins

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Sardines

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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…