Important things you should know before going fishing

  • 09 February 2016 | Stuart Dunlop, assistant scientist, ORI | Category: Conservation

Our ocean resources need to be protected for future sustainability, which is why regulations guide who fishes in our oceans, rivers and lakes, what they may or may not catch, when permits are required, why bag limits are in place, and why open and closed seasons are enforced, among other guidelines. If you enjoy fishing, this article is an invaluable source of information.


Marine course for ocean enthusiasts

  • 04 February 2016 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Calling all ocean enthusiasts! Whether you’re a surfer, paddler, beachcomber, fisherman, diver or someone who enjoys sitting and reflecting on the ocean and its wonderful creatures, uShaka Sea World has something for you.


uShaka Sea World Education Centre offers a wealth of support to educators

The uShaka Sea World Education Centre offers a range of courses, lessons and educators’ workshops that tie in perfectly with the National School Curriculum. Our passionate Education Centre team has just rolled out the programme for 2016 which caters for learners from Grade R through to Grade 11.


Tsitsikamma National Park shore fishing halted after High Court appeal

  • 20 January 2016 | Ann Kunz

The “Friends of Tsitsikamma” were forced to take legal action against the Department of Environmental Affairs, South African National Parks and the Tsitsikamma Angling Forum after four designated areas of the Tsitsikamma National Park were opened to recreational shore fishing on 15 December 2015.


Loggerhead turtle conservation efforts bear fruit

There is much cause for celebration as we enter 2016 with news that the global conservation status of loggerhead turtles has improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable”, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).


uShaka Sea World bids farewell to Gimli the seal

The grand old lady of the uShaka Sea World seal colony, Gimli, passed away peacefully on 22 December 2015.


Giant kingfish tagged and returned to the ocean

  • 21 December 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Research

On 15 December 2015, six giant kingfish were returned to the ocean after spending five years in the Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World. Prior to their release all six were tagged using conventional tags, while four were fitted with acoustic tags.


SAAMBR responds to proposed opening of Tsitsikamma National Park to recreational shore angling

The Tsitsikamma National Park (TNP) is the oldest marine protected area (MPA) in southern Africa. For over 50 years the fish and invertebrates living in the MPA have been protected from exploitation.


SAAMBR hosts a successful first internal symposium

Each year SAAMBR staff have the opportunity to present their work at both international and local conferences. This year SAAMBR hosted an internal symposium, where staff could share their work and collaborate with their colleagues.


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.


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 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…