Conservation

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.

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World Turtle Day: turtle hatchling killed by plastic pollution

World Turtle Day celebrates these noble animals and encourages people to take action to help protect them from the perils of plastic.

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The fourth International Animal Welfare Symposium at the Detroit Zoo

SAAMBR’s CEO has just returned from the Detroit Zoo in the United States, where he attended the fourth International Animal Welfare Symposium.

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Five uShaka Sea World staff to tackle 120km Penguin Promises Waddle

Five uShaka Sea World representatives will be among the “waddlers” this year: Gabby Harris, who will be walking for the seventh time; Colette Bodenstaff, on her second walk; and Martin Reed, Ramini Naidoo and Mbali Mtshali on their maiden walks.

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Workshop focuses on first aid for stranded marine animals

Every year an average of 35 marine animals wash on to the shore along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. These animals include whales, dolphins, seals, whale sharks, turtles, penguins, gannets and cormorants.

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New solar project to save R100 000 per annum

Another phase of the eThekwini Solar Project was launched at uShaka Marine World on 25 January 2016. Representing the project’s largest solar photovoltaic installation, it has the capacity to save 165.4MWh of electricity per year.

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Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area opened to recreational fishing

  • 23 December 2016 | Judy Mann, SAAMBR conservation strategist | Category: Conservation

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is mandated to implement 22 new Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in South Africa, as a part of Operation Phakisa, in order to partially meet internationally accepted norms and standards for marine biodiversity conservation.

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Oceanographic Research Institute attends MPA forum in Port Elizabeth

Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) scientist Bruce Mann attended the annual Marine Protected Area (MPA) forum held in Port Elizabeth from 25 to 27 October 2016.

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SAAMBR produces conservation posters on marine species

Last week the SAAMBR team, together with representatives from KZN Slots, visited four rural schools to take them an educational resource and to deliver a series of specially designed posters featuring different local marine animals.

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Three potato bass released in a World Heritage Site

Three large potato bass, each weighing between 25kg and 30kg, were returned to the warm waters of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after spending several years in the Reef Predator exhibit at uShaka Sea World.

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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…