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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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…