Species

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.

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Elephant seal beaches on lower South Coast

  • 06 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Beachgoers were recently treated to the rare sight of a young male southern elephant seal making his way onto the beach close to Port Shepstone, on the KwaZulu-Natal lower South Coast.

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uShaka Sea World staff bid a sad farewell to much-loved penguin Dee

  • 05 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

Believed to be one of the oldest African penguins in the world, uShaka Sea World’s 40-year-old legendary penguin Dee died peacefully on 4 July 2017.

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Dangerous Creatures exhibit welcomes two death adders

  • 03 July 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

When uShaka Sea World herpetologist Carl Schloms heard that a local breeder had a pair of death adders looking for a new home, he wasted no time in making the necessary arrangements for them to be relocated to our Dangerous Creatures exhibit.

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Antarctic fur seal returns home after a holiday at uShaka Sea World

While uShaka Sea World has more than 40 years’ experience rescuing and rehabilitating vagrant sub-Antarctic fur seals, Cape fur seals and occasional southern elephant seals stranded along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, the Antarctic fur seal was a first.

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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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Saving South African frogs, one frog at a time

As an indicator species, frogs tell us whether our planet is doing well or if we are in trouble. Right now the message from frogs is that we need to take better care of our wetlands and water resources. With frogs’ importance in mind and to encourage people to love frogs and take care of their habitats, uShaka Sea World will be celebrating National Frogs’ Day from 24 to 27 February 2017.

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Antarctic fur seal released into Agulhas current

Arcto, the first Antarctic fur seal ever to have been recorded on South African shores, was released 25 nautical miles off Port Elizabeth into the fast-flowing Agulhas current towards the end of November 2016.

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More than 50 loggerhead turtles in rehabilitation at uShaka Sea World

Forty-eight hatchling and four post-hatchling loggerhead turtles, along with one juvenile green turtle were admitted to the uShaka Sea World Rehabilitation Centre in early November.

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Three turtles released during National Marine Week

Every year National Marine Week is celebrated during the second week of October. One of the highlights for uShaka Sea World staff this year was the release of three turtles, a hawksbill and two green turtles.

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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…