Conservation

Penguin pairings plan to increase genetic diversity

It had all the makings of a match made in heaven when a trio of African penguins was flown to Cape Town last week, to meet potential mates at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

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Turtle poacher turns his attention to conservation

Wednesday, 28 November marked a turning point in the life of convicted turtle poacher Makotikoti Zikhali, who spent four hours at uShaka Sea World learning about the marine creatures that live along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, and the need for their protection.

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Len Baumann's contribution to SAAMBR honoured in naming ceremony

Any South African who knows their biscuits knows Baumann’s, a 40-year-old family run business headed by Len Baumann. What they may not know is the vital contribution Len has made to the funding and success of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR).

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SAAMBR boardroom named in honour of Len Chiazzari

The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) recently honoured William Leonard Chiazzari, in recognition of his 60 years of dedication to the organisation and to marine conservation.

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Make the right fish choice with the new SASSI app

The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) has just launched a WWF-SASSI cellphone app to help BlackBerry users make on-the-spot sustainable seafood choices.

Across the globe, unsustainable fishing has seen many fish populations depleted and others all but wiped out. The situation is no different in South Africa, where stocks of many well-known linefish species have been severely compromised.

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New turtle rehabilitation centre opens

On 20 September 2012 uShaka Sea World proudly opened a custom-made outdoor rehabilitation centre specially designed to house young turtles recovering from trauma at sea. The centre has its own laboratory where weight assessments, minor medical observations and treatments can be carried out.

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Stranded turtles flown back to the warm Indian Ocean

More than a dozen little loggerhead turtles arrived safely at Durban’s King Shaka Airport on 30 August 2012 from the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.

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uShaka Sea World holiday programme is a hit

Children from various schools in and around Durban spent a fun-filled three days of their July holidays at uShaka Sea World learning about the sea.

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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…