Research

SAAMBR lauds its second Living Legend: Dennis King

SAAMBR’s second Living Legend, Dennis King, is best known for his passion for fish and his amazing skill as an underwater photographer.

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Research Vessel Phakisa opens new opportunities for marine research

  • 06 March 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Research

Recently completed in Port Elizabeth, the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity’s second coastal research vessel, R/V Phakisa, has started work.

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SAAMBR's first Living Legends Series honours Dr George Hughes

  • 10 February 2017 | Judy Mann, SAAMBR conservation strategist | Category: Research

The first of SAAMBR’s Living Legends Series was celebrated last week with a captivating presentation by living legend Dr George Hughes. Dr Hughes is best known for his work in turtle research and his role as a past CEO of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.

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Climate change, corals and concerned scientists

In June 2016 two Oceanographic Research Institute scientists – Dr David Pearton and Dr Sean Porter – attended the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) held at the Waikiki Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Loggerhead turtle conservation efforts bear fruit

There is much cause for celebration as we enter 2016 with news that the global conservation status of loggerhead turtles has improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable”, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Giant kingfish tagged and returned to the ocean

  • 21 December 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Research

On 15 December 2015, six giant kingfish were returned to the ocean after spending five years in the Open Ocean exhibit at uShaka Sea World. Prior to their release all six were tagged using conventional tags, while four were fitted with acoustic tags.

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SAAMBR hosts a successful first internal symposium

Each year SAAMBR staff have the opportunity to present their work at both international and local conferences. This year SAAMBR hosted an internal symposium, where staff could share their work and collaborate with their colleagues.

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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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Foreign scientists learn survey techniques at ORI

The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI), based at uShaka Sea World, hosted a group of 30 scientists from countries along the coast of Africa, Mauritius and Bangladesh from 29 June to 17 July 2015.

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Selso the seal heads south – part two

After spending three months in recovery at Bayworld Aquarium in Port Elizabeth after once again stranding on a beach, Selso the seal was released on 27 February, 50 nautical miles off the Eastern Cape coastline, from where he will head for Antarctica.

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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…