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A lifetime of acquiring greater depth in marine fish knowledge

Independent online (SA) 02 May 2021
By the time he relocated to South Africa in 1968 his fascination for marine fish had already gained depth. King, who lived in Durban for many years before moving to St Lucia on KZN’s north coast 12 years ago, has frequented all the celebrated and not so well known local dive spots over the years.

Call for city to sanction errant officials

Independent online (SA) 30 Apr 2021
DURBAN - THE eThekwini Municipality should take punitive action against city officials who are not doing ... The Durban Marine Theme Park received a qualified audit with findings, which was a regression from an unqualified audit with no findings over the past two financial years.

KZN conservationists nurse ailing elephant seal back to good health

Independent online (SA) 20 Apr 2021
DURBAN - A team from the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (Saambr) in Durban has successfully nursed a southern elephant seal back to good health ... facility at Ushaka Marine World, has another 50 kilograms to gain before reaching his goal weight.

Your next seascape sorted with our beach guide

Independent online (SA) 14 Apr 2021
So, whether you intend to visit for a day or plan a holiday, the options are endless ... Located on Durban’s Golden Mile, uShaka Beach offers cool waves and, if lucky, marine life sightings like dolphins ... According to the Northern Cape Tourism website, the shipwreck just off the coastline provides a home for many fish, crustaceans and marine plant life.

8.8kg python rescued from herdsman who planned to eat it

Independent online (SA) 06 Apr 2021
Durban. A 3m python that was captured by a herdsman who intended eating it, has been rescued and is recovering at Dangerous Creatures in uShaka Marine World. Durban snake catcher Nick Evans said he received a call this weekend from a community member in Osindisweni ,saying that he ...

Tourists visit USHAKA Marine World in Durban, S. Africa

Sina 02 Apr 2021
Tourists take pictures at the USHAKA Marine World in Durban, ...

Look: Ragnar the seal provides rare new insight

Independent online (SA) 13 Feb 2021
Durban - Exciting new marine research may be the result of a rare visitor to the SA coastline ... Shelley Kjonstad/African News Agency(ANA) ... When they were found here, there was normally a pair or more ... He added they had been working closely with Dr Greg Hofmeyr from Bayworld, who has considerable experience in marine mammal management.

Former marine eco jewel Vetch’s Reef on the rocks

Independent online (SA) 30 Jan 2021
Durban - A lobby group is pushing for Vetch’s Reef to return to being the marine eco jewel it once was ... management plan for sand pumping on Durban's beaches ... “It was also home to millions of other marine creatures, which helped sustain the food chain on the Durban beachfront.

Lectern (Jan. 21)

Lebanon Express 21 Jan 2021
Thursday. Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Seminar, 3.30 p.m., Zoom. John Durban, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, and senior scientist, North Gulf Oceanic Society, will present “Survival of the Fattest. Integrating Photogrammetry Measures of Health into Population Assessments for Killer Whales.” Zoom link ... RSVP.

5 places radio personality Carol Ofori loves to visit in Durban

Independent online (SA) 16 Dec 2020
Carol Ofori made the big move from Johannesburg to Durban last month as she embarked on a brand-new radio chapter at East Coast Radio. She shares some gems she discovered in Durban. Here are five places she loves to visit in Durban.. uShaka Marine World ... uShaka Marine World has cemented itself as one of Durban’s top entertainment destinations.

Ethekwini planning to buy Funworld for R40m to boost Durban tourism

Independent online (SA) 14 Dec 2020
Durban - THE eThekwini Municipality is proposing to purchase Durban beach front attraction Funworld for R40 million to bolster the city's tourism sector. The proposal is a joint venture between the city and uShaka Marine theme park ... Funworld CC trading as Durban Funworld has been on a month-to-month lease since 2017.

WATCH: A roundup of IOL’s Top 5 stories this week

Independent online (SA) 06 Nov 2020
These are the stories that engaged our readers this week.. Scores pay last respects to Durban’s slain drugs ’godmother’. People spilled out onto Marine Drive to pay their last respects to alleged drug kingpin, Simone Jasmin ... Dudu Myeni reveals identity of secret state capture witness Mr X ... X” ... .

17 things to do in South Africa this weekend

Independent online (SA) 16 Oct 2020
Eastern Cape ... View this post on Instagram ... A splashy encounter at Ushaka Marine World ... A post shared by uShaka Marine World (@ushakamarineworld) on Sep 30, 2020 at 11.00pm PDT. No visit to Durban is complete without a trip to Ushaka Marine World. uShaka Marine World boasts an array of exciting activities from snorkelling ocean walker and shark diving ... .

New Rules Would Greatly Reduce Whale Watching Around Endangered Southern Resident Orcas

The Centralia Chronicle 13 Oct 2020
The photos of both new J pod mothers, J35, or Tahlequah, and J41, were taken during a health survey done by scientists Holly Fearnbach, marine mammal research director for SR3, and John Durban, senior scientist at Southall Environmental Associates ... Bigg's killer whales eat marine mammals including seals and have plenty to prey upon.