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Sneak peak: new uShaka Sea World exhibit is like diving into the depths of the ocean

uShaka Marine World was recently announced as the winner of KZN's Top Brand 2018 at the Standard Bank Top Business Awards.

uShaka Marine World was recently announced as the winner of KZN's Top Brand 2018 at the Standard Bank Top Business Awards.

Published Aug 4, 2022

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Durban — The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (Saambr) will be opening a new exhibit hall in the aquarium today.

Saambr’s Ann Kunz said: “This new exhibit takes you ‘Into the Deep’ on a journey from the shoreline into the icy dark depths of the ocean. Along your deep dive, you will come across some of the amazing creatures found in South Africa’s ocean depths.”

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Kunz said their video gives a glimpse of what to expect when you “visit this deep, dark exhibit full of curious creatures and interactive displays”.

Judging by the video, it really is like taking a deep dive into the depths of the ocean.

In June, uShaka Sea World announced that it was making essential changes to one of its outside dolphin pools, which has given a doctor a chance to expand her research on dolphin behaviour.

uShaka Sea World said that visitors had noticed that it was currently making a few essential changes to one of the outside pools.

It was pleased with the progress made as well as the quality of the workmanship, and expected completion of the project in a couple of weeks.

uShaka Sea World announced that it is making essential changes to one of its outside dolphin pools, which has given a doctor a chance to expand her research on dolphin behaviour. Picture: South African Association for Marine Biological Research

Dr Corrine Buhrmann, who has been undertaking dolphin behaviour research at the SA Association for Marine Biological Research for the past two years, took the opportunity to expand her research to include the monitoring of the dolphins’ well-being during construction.

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“She was assisted by two University of KwaZulu-Natal Master’s students who have been working with us on other projects focused on the variations in sound made by both fish and penguins,” said Kunz.

“We are looking forward to the day when we can refill this pool and thank everyone who has contributed to this project.”

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