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13 peaks, 13 turtles

13 peaks, 13 turtles

The 13 Peaks Challenge is a local trail running endeavour, which Karoline Hanks will be attempting for the second time in December 2020. She has dedicated her effort to our turtle rehabilitation programme and aims to raise R60 000 to help in the rehabilitation of 13 of our turtle rehab patients.

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Happy 25th birthday Two Oceans Aquarium!

Happy 25th birthday Two Oceans Aquarium!

Our home, and partner, the Two Oceans Aquarium turns 25 years old. We are grateful for the long legacy of ocean education and conservation that we have inherited, and look forward to another 25 years of collaboration and team work.

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Shamier Magmoet: taking his community to the ocean

Shamier Magmoet: taking his community to the ocean

Shamier Magmoet lives in the Cape Flats, an area of Cape Town. Until he was 33, he had never experienced the ocean before, and it is now his mission to expose children from his community to the wonders of the ocean. Read more about his journey.

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Myrtle the flying turtle (and Kai the loggerhead)

Myrtle the flying turtle (and Kai the loggerhead)

Myrtle the turtle was found on an East London beach, on the rocks. After an initial check up with a vet and overnight care at East London Aquarium, Myrtle became a flying turtle. She was transported via chartered plane to Port Elizabeth where she will undergo rehabilitation at Bayworld PE.

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Luis and his lunchbox

Luis and his lunchbox

Luis, a large loggerhead turtle, in our care at the moment, had a deep wound caused by a goose barnacle. Our turtle rehab team decided to tailor-make him an airtight cover, so that the wound can stay dry and heal faster. Enter the humble lunchbox.

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Virtual WAZA conference: staff perspectives

Virtual WAZA conference: staff perspectives

The World Association of Zoos and Aquaria hosts an annual conference. Usually, this takes place at one of the member facilities. Since we live in unusual times, this time around, the conference was virtual. This meant that many more of us were able to attend. Read about the conference and what our staff took away from the experience.

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Stories of the ocean: join our Foundation Crew!

Stories of the ocean: join our Foundation Crew!

Our Foundation Crew is a subscription programme that offers exclusive content to those who subscribe for a monthly fee of R200. Your R200 means the world to us, as we can do so much with it. We have taken science communication to the next level by creating stories about the ocean.

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Return of the nurdles

Return of the nurdles

Nurdles, tiny balls of virgin plastic, used to make new items and often shipped across the world to factories. What happens when they end up in ocean ecosystems? Find out, when Xavier Zylstra, one of our deputy heads of education, discovered a beach filled with them.

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Swimming for Bob

Swimming for Bob

Talitha Noble, our conservation coordinator, will be swimming 7,5 km in the cold Atlantic ocean in support of our turtle rehabilitation programme. She will do it especially for a special turtle called Bob, who tells his story from his perspective.

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