uShaka Sea World’s new ultrasound machine a first for Africa

For more than 20 years uShaka Sea World’s animal health team has used ultrasound examinations as a diagnostic tool for large marine mammals, fish and reptiles. However, the arrival of a new, state-of-the-art, portable ultrasound machine, complete with a high-resolution headset, was cause for much celebration.


Sign up for our Marine Ecology Course

  • 20 April 2017 | SAAMBR | Category: Education

uShaka Sea World’s Education Centre will be hosting the first of two annual Marine Ecology Courses, starting in May this year.


Living Legend Dr Tony de Freitas: a life well lived

  • 13 April 2017 | Ann Kunz

The most recent presentation in the South African Association for Marine Biological Research’s (SAAMBR) Living Legends series was done by Dr Tony de Freitas. Tony was the executive director of SAAMBR from 1990 to 2004 and currently serves as president of the association.


Antarctic fur seal returns home after a holiday at uShaka Sea World

While uShaka Sea World has more than 40 years’ experience rescuing and rehabilitating vagrant sub-Antarctic fur seals, Cape fur seals and occasional southern elephant seals stranded along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, the Antarctic fur seal was a first.


Scotty settles in the serenity of Sodwana Bay

Five months after someone tried to sell her to Crocworld Conservation Centre, Scotty, a young, female, green turtle was released into the sea near Sodwana Bay in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park by uShaka Sea World aquarist Lindani Khwela.


SAAMBR lauds its second Living Legend: Dennis King

SAAMBR’s second Living Legend, Dennis King, is best known for his passion for fish and his amazing skill as an underwater photographer.


Research Vessel Phakisa opens new opportunities for marine research

  • 06 March 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Research

Recently completed in Port Elizabeth, the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity’s second coastal research vessel, R/V Phakisa, has started work.


Saving South African frogs, one frog at a time

As an indicator species, frogs tell us whether our planet is doing well or if we are in trouble. Right now the message from frogs is that we need to take better care of our wetlands and water resources. With frogs’ importance in mind and to encourage people to love frogs and take care of their habitats, uShaka Sea World will be celebrating National Frogs’ Day from 24 to 27 February 2017.


SAAMBR's first Living Legends Series honours Dr George Hughes

  • 10 February 2017 | Judy Mann, SAAMBR conservation strategist | Category: Research

The first of SAAMBR’s Living Legends Series was celebrated last week with a captivating presentation by living legend Dr George Hughes. Dr Hughes is best known for his work in turtle research and his role as a past CEO of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.


Workshop focuses on first aid for stranded marine animals

Every year an average of 35 marine animals wash on to the shore along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. These animals include whales, dolphins, seals, whale sharks, turtles, penguins, gannets and cormorants.


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…