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Sardines

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

Sardines are small silver fish that are also known as pilchards. They filter feed by straining tiny plants and animals (plankton) from the water. Short-lived and fast growing, they grow 0.60mm per day and reach 23cm in length within two years. They do not live longer than four years.

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Bony fish

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

There is a great diversity of bony fish species. Some of the more interesting specimens are illustrated below.

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Stranded turtles

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

Each year between December and March, uShaka Sea World receives hatchling turtles that are found by members of the public and brought in. Sometimes well-meaning and caring individuals “rescue” hatchlings that they find out at sea.

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Lemon arrives at uShaka Sea World

  • 25 June 2012 | SAAMBR

On 2 March 2011 a tiny turtle hatchling was handed over to uShaka Sea World animal care staff by members of Calypso Diving. They had been out at sea when they came across a young turtle swimming around in circles, obviously in distress.

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Animal care and training

  • 21 June 2012 | SAAMBR

Animal training stimulates mental and physical activity. uShaka Sea World uses operant conditioning when training the animals. Our focus is on building trust and developing a positive relationship with all the animals in our care.

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Penguin promises

  • 21 June 2012 | SAAMBR

This innovative campaign aims to raise awareness of conservation issues by using the African penguin as an icon.

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Two penguins in uShaka Sea World’s hospital

  • 21 June 2012 | SAAMBR

The first to arrive was young Aero who was found at Warner Beach by fisherman Glen Jansen who was quick to realise that the little penguin was in trouble. He brought the bird straight to uShaka Sea World and although Aero weighed a relatively healthy 2.3kg there was evidence of a narrow escape from one of the sharks that follow the sardines.

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Meet our seals

  • 21 June 2012 | Paul Zammit

Daisy was housed at another facility for a few years before being relocated to uShaka Sea World in 2007.

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Meet our dolphins

  • 21 June 2012 | Paul Zammit

Gambit is believed to be the largest bottlenose dolphin in any oceanarium in the world.

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Dangerous creatures - The significance of reptiles

  • 21 June 2012 | Paul Zammit

Reptiles in general, and snakes in particular, have been the subject of fear, malice, prejudice and persecution since the first cognitive beings inhabited earth!

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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

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…