Thandi the turtle mascot drives a litter-free message

  • 17 January 2017 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Thandi (whose name means “love” in Zulu) is a shy young turtle that loves young people, is passionate about the marine environment and troubled by the amount of litter on our beaches.


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.


Ulwandle coastal management newsletter now downloadable

  • 22 December 2016 | Natasha Rambaran

Produced by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), Ulwandle provides coastal management-related news for interested stakeholders.


uShaka Sea World achieves third PAAZA accreditation

  • 19 December 2016 | Judy Mann, SAAMBR conservation strategist | Category: uShaka news

After six months of hard work the uShaka Sea World team is celebrating their Pan-African Association of Zoos & Aquaria (PAAZA) accreditation.


Kids' Marine Course fosters marine-minded adults

  • 14 December 2016 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The Marine Kids’ Course held from 6 to 12 December saw 70 young children aged between 8 and 12 immersed in the magic of the marine world.


Get your 2017 SAAMBR calendar now!

  • 08 December 2016 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

SAAMBR has once again produced an inspirational conservation calendar featuring uShaka Sea World animals. This 2017 marine calendar is produced each year by uShaka Sea World staff and is sold both before and after daily dolphin presentations.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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…