uShaka news

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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uShaka Sea World staff celebrate Gimili’s birthday

Cape fur seal Gimli was born at uShaka Sea World’s previous home on the Durban Beachfront on 21 November 1986 and turned 29 on Saturday 21 November 2015. Her parents were Siggi and Benji.

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International Octopus Day

8 October was International Octopus Day and kicked off Cephalopod Awareness Week. Perhaps the reason octopuses have their very own special day is because they have the highest brain-to-body mass ratio of all invertebrates, or because they practise observational learning.

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Gambit the dolphin acknowledged with Living Legend Award

At the 8th eThekwini Living Legends Awards ceremony on Saturday 29 August at the International Convention Centre in Durban, the City of Durban acknowledged the work done by the South African Association for Marine Biological Research ...

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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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Volunteer "Runex" takes on a new challenge

Studying for matric, competing in the para-cycling championships and swimming was apparently not enough for fiercely independent young Ranetsi Manyoni.

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uShaka Sea World curator receives PAAZA Keeper of the Year award

  • 15 June 2015 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist | Category: uShaka news

During the gala dinner of the 2015 PAAZA Conference held at the Salt Rock Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal in May, Simon Chater, curator of the uShaka Sea World aquarium, was awarded the PAAZA Keeper of the Year award.

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uShaka Sea World hosts five day workshop for KZN Small Scale Fisheries monitors

The uShaka Sea World Education Centre has welcomed 23 KwaZulu-Natal Small Scale Fisheries monitors and co-ordinators for a week of interactive training.

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New appointment for Emma, the education expert

uShaka Sea World Formal Education Department staff member Emma Chiliza has contributed greatly to the marine education of hundreds of learners since the aquarium opened in 2004. In recognition of her valuable contribution, Emma was recently promoted to School Operations Manager.

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Selso is back again – in PE

After 10 months at sea, Selso the elephant seal has returned to South Africa after an adventurous trip to Antarctica and is currently resting at Bayworld in Port Elizabeth under the watchful eyes of Greg Hofmeyer and the Bayworld team.

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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…