National Marine Week 2017: the role the ocean plays in regulating climate

  • 16 October 2017 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist | Category: Education

Every year South Africa celebrates National Marine Week, a period during which we remind ourselves of all that the ocean does to keep us alive. From the air that we breathe, to food, minerals, transport and recreation, healthy oceans are important in keeping us alive.


Penguins fly home ahead of African Penguin Awareness Day

A well-timed flight saw two endangered African penguins winging their home to Port Elizabeth on the eve of African Penguin Awareness Day – 7th October 2017. The birds caught flight down south after spending time in the rehabilitation centre at uShaka Sea World.


uShaka Sea World releases thorntail ray pups

The Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World was transformed into a maternity ward this past weekend when a female thorntail ray gave birth to four healthy pups.


International Coastal Cleanup data will help to identify litter sources

International Coastal Cleanup was celebrated around the world on Saturday 16 September 2017. At uShaka Beach, in front of uShaka Sea World, 300 learners, their teachers, SAAMBR staff and volunteers joined Woolworths staff and their families to focus on collecting small pieces of litter and microplastics.


Ten-day voyage of discovery for Sizwekazi Yapi

uShaka Sea World education facilitator Sizwekazi Yapi has just returned from an exciting 10-day voyage of discovery on a unique seagoing vessel.


Herpetologists give python a new lease on life

A large rock python is recovering well under the care of uShaka Sea World’s herpetologists and resident vet after being rescued from a stormwater culvert.


SAAMBR hosts guests from Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Christie Chung and Wing Sum Bud, of Hong Kong’s Ocean Park (a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park) recently spent a week in the education department at uShaka Sea World as part of an International Zoo Educators’ Association (IZE) exchange programme.


Education director Jone Porter receives prestigious annual award

uShaka Sea World Education Centre director Jone Porter was presented with the SANCOR Professional Marine and Coastal Communicator of the Year Award 2017 at the 16th Southern African Marine Science Symposium held in early July in Port Elizabeth.


ORI scientists present research papers at marine science symposium

The SAAMBR team recently returned from Port Elizabeth where they attended the 16th Southern African Marine Science Symposium.


SAAMBR celebrates World Oceans Day with plastics message

  • 17 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

SAAMBR’s World Oceans Day 2017 celebrations on 8 June focused on creating micro plastics awareness. The programme looked at what micro plastics are, how they have become an invisible part of our daily lives and how they adversely affect our health and that of the oceans.


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