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uShaka Sea World staff celebrate Gimili’s birthday

Cape fur seal Gimli was born at uShaka Sea World’s previous home on the Durban Beachfront on 21 November 1986 and turned 29 on Saturday 21 November 2015. Her parents were Siggi and Benji.

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Selso the seal is spotted on Marion Island

On 4 November 2015 while Marine Research Institute (MRI) researchers John Dickens and Benoit Morkel were conducting a census on the northern Marion Island beaches, they came across Selso the elephant seal resting quietly on the beach.

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Sole Survivors holiday course for kids at uShaka Sea World

  • 10 November 2015 | Jane Dlamini | Category: Education

There’s loads of fun for the kids at uShaka Sea World this holiday. There are only 60 places available, so sign up your kids for a two-day challenge to see which ocean warrior team will complete the conservation challenges to emerge as Sole Survivors!

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Two uShaka Sea World ragged-tooth sharks take up residence in the UK

Two of uShaka Sea World’s juvenile ragged-tooth sharks recently took up residence in their new home at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth in the United Kingdom.

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uShaka Sea World celebrates National Marine Week

National Marine Week was celebrated at uShaka Sea World from 12 to 18 October, and the public was encouraged to take a keen interest in caring for our oceans.

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International Octopus Day

8 October was International Octopus Day and kicked off Cephalopod Awareness Week. Perhaps the reason octopuses have their very own special day is because they have the highest brain-to-body mass ratio of all invertebrates, or because they practise observational learning.

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Kaitlyn's fifth birthday dream comes true at uShaka Sea World

  • 29 September 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

While Jackie van Staden, a Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer volunteer, was busy arranging young Kaitlyn Smit’s fifth birthday celebration, she became aware of the young fighter’s dream to meet a dolphin and immediately contacted uShaka Sea World.

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uShaka Sea World's coastal clean-up continues in the rain

We were very proud of the 36 volunteers who committed to their participation by arriving early and eager to make the world a better place – one earbud at a time.

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uShaka Sea World releases African rock python

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, a 2.4m African rock python (Python sebae) was returned to its natural home in Krantzkloof Nature Reserve after spending six months in human care at uShaka Sea World’s Dangerous Creatures exhibit.

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False killer whale calf strands on South Coast

  • 10 September 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Why and how this calf ended up being separated from her mother is the subject of much speculation as life out in the pelagic ocean, where false killer whales are naturally found, has not been well researched.

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Bony fish

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Meet our dolphins

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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…