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Sign up for coastal cleanup day to secure your spot in September

In 2014, more than half a million volunteers in nearly 100 countries across the globe collected in excess of 7.2-million kilograms of trash as part of the International Coastal Cleanup campaign.

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Learners explore the possibilities of a marine career

  • 12 August 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

A number of schools visited uShaka Sea World during National Science Week (NSW), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) which aims primarily to encourage young people to develop an interest in mathematics and science.

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Shaping the future of South Africa – Marine Careers Day at uShaka Sea World

  • 03 August 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Learners who are interested in finding out more about a career in the marine world, and their parents, are invited to spend the day at uShaka Sea World to learn more about the opportunities that are available and which subjects are needed in order to achieve future goals in this field.

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Foreign scientists learn survey techniques at ORI

The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI), based at uShaka Sea World, hosted a group of 30 scientists from countries along the coast of Africa, Mauritius and Bangladesh from 29 June to 17 July 2015.

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Youngsters discover the delights of the ocean during Marine Kids' Course

  • 14 July 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The first day focused on ocean health and the kids learned about currents and upwelling, experimented with density, dissected a sardine, went to the beach to look at the tides, and before the day ended, painted their ideal ocean scene on a canvas print.

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Volunteer "Runex" takes on a new challenge

Studying for matric, competing in the para-cycling championships and swimming was apparently not enough for fiercely independent young Ranetsi Manyoni.

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Two giant sleepy sharks moved to Rocky Reef exhibit

  • 25 June 2015 | Ann Kunz

Earlier this month two giant sleepy sharks were relocated to the Rocky Reef exhibit, after spending eight years in the Reef Predator exhibit.

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The Sardine Run – more questions than answers

Sardines are short-lived, fast-growing small silver fish that are commonly known as pilchards in South Africa. Growing an average of 0.6mm per day, they can reach 23cm in two years but do not live longer than four years.

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uShaka Sea World curator receives PAAZA Keeper of the Year award

  • 15 June 2015 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist | Category: uShaka news

During the gala dinner of the 2015 PAAZA Conference held at the Salt Rock Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal in May, Simon Chater, curator of the uShaka Sea World aquarium, was awarded the PAAZA Keeper of the Year award.

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Take a responsible stance on shopping for World Oceans Day: 8 June 2015

As we celebrate World Oceans Day 2015 on 8 June this year, uShaka Sea World is issuing a challenge to everyone to shop with the ocean in mind.

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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…