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International Octopus Day

8 October was International Octopus Day and kicked off Cephalopod Awareness Week. Perhaps the reason octopuses have their very own special day is because they have the highest brain-to-body mass ratio of all invertebrates, or because they practise observational learning.

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Kaitlyn's fifth birthday dream comes true at uShaka Sea World

  • 29 September 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

While Jackie van Staden, a Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer volunteer, was busy arranging young Kaitlyn Smit’s fifth birthday celebration, she became aware of the young fighter’s dream to meet a dolphin and immediately contacted uShaka Sea World.

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uShaka Sea World's coastal clean-up continues in the rain

We were very proud of the 36 volunteers who committed to their participation by arriving early and eager to make the world a better place – one earbud at a time.

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uShaka Sea World releases African rock python

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, a 2.4m African rock python (Python sebae) was returned to its natural home in Krantzkloof Nature Reserve after spending six months in human care at uShaka Sea World’s Dangerous Creatures exhibit.

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False killer whale calf strands on South Coast

  • 10 September 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Why and how this calf ended up being separated from her mother is the subject of much speculation as life out in the pelagic ocean, where false killer whales are naturally found, has not been well researched.

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Gambit the dolphin acknowledged with Living Legend Award

At the 8th eThekwini Living Legends Awards ceremony on Saturday 29 August at the International Convention Centre in Durban, the City of Durban acknowledged the work done by the South African Association for Marine Biological Research ...

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ORI celebrates 30 years of citizen science through its tag-and-release project

Guests arrived from as far afield as Cape Town and Grahamstown, to celebrate 30 years of citizen science through the marine fish tag-and-release project. One intrepid tagger even drove from East London to take part.

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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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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…