News

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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uShaka Sea World family mourns the loss of Jula

  • 21 May 2015 | Ann Kunz

The uShaka Sea World family is mourning the loss of Jula, a dolphin that passed away over the weekend. Preliminary post-mortem results show that a lung abscess could have been the cause of death.

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A tribute to a special kind of mother

  • 16 May 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Independent on Saturday journalist Duncan Guy was recently tasked with publishing an article on “super moms” in celebration of Mother’s Day.

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What to do with a stranded marine animal

  • 06 May 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

An adult male sub-Antarctic seal was spotted on the rocks in front of the Umhlanga Lighthouse on Sunday, 3 May 2015, 2 000km from his home range. Although underweight, the seal did not appear injured and could be seen resting in the sun below the Umhlanga lighthouse.

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Open Air School learners enjoy a morning of marine exploration

  • 23 April 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

uShaka Sea World staff were honoured to host 14 visually impaired learners from the Open Air School for a morning of marine exploration on 22 April 2015.

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Londi and Zama to support 5th annual African Penguin Promises Waddle

uShaka Sea World colleagues Londi Shezi and Zama Shandu have taken up the challenge and will be walking 120km along the Western Cape coast to create awareness of the plight of the African penguin.

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Specialised training bolsters uShaka Sea World's efforts to help endangered African penguins

  • 09 April 2015 | Tracy Shaw, uShaka Sea World animal behaviourist | Category: Conservation, Species

African Studbooks training saw staff from uShaka Sea World’s Mammals and Birds, Aquarium and Education departments focus on gaining a better understanding of PAAZA conservation programmes and population sustainability.

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Bony fish

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Meet our dolphins

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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

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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…