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Photos: Two Oceans Aquarium’s photogenic underwater friends

Photos: Two Oceans Aquarium’s photogenic underwater friends By Two Oceans Aquarium / 29 July 2011

The catfish, glassy, boxfish, sargasum fish, octopus, blue jelly and scorpionfish are just some of the wildly photogenic and colourful underwater creatures at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Here are seven striking photographs that’ll hopefully inspire budding photographers to new heights … Or should we say, new depths. All photos by Stefan Hurter.

Attention grade 10 students: Young Biologist Course in October

Attention grade 10 students: Young Biologist Course in October By Two Oceans Aquarium / 28 July 2011

Our annual Young Biologist Course is taking place from 3 to 9 October 2011 and applications are still open. This free course is sponsored by De Beers Marine and teaches scientifically minded students about marine and coastal ecology. Not only will this course encourage students to follow a path in marine or environmental sciences, it will also prepare them to volunteer at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Rockhopper penguin cools down: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group

Rockhopper penguin cools down: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group By Two Oceans Aquarium / 27 July 2011

Isn’t this just the most marvellous photograph of our rockhopper penguin? All this Aquarium excitement can make our feathered friends hot and bothered, especially during the sweltering summer months. Rockhoppers love the icy subantarctic waters of the western Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as those around the southern coasts of South America. Here, one of our rockies gets the sprinkler treatment.

African penguin ambassador Ayoba: Happy birthday!

African penguin ambassador Ayoba: Happy birthday! By Renée Leeuwner / 25 July 2011

Our amazing little Ayoba is turning one today! Ayoba, an African penguin, hatched on the beach in the Sappi River Meander Exhibit in 2010 – right in the middle of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, hence his great name.

Here’s looking at blue: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group

Here’s looking at blue: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group By Two Oceans Aquarium / 24 July 2011

A school of blue-green chromis are almost lost swimming against this striking blue background. These fish are found in the Red Sea and across the Indian Ocean. Image courtesy johannlourensphotos