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Are you braking to save the endangered western leopard toad?

Are you braking to save the endangered western leopard toad? By Renée Leeuwner / 6 September 2011

The other night, I slowed down. Down to a crawl. Down to a slow-motion scan of what was waiting for us around the next corner. The other night, I had the opportunity and privilege of experiencing an evening of pouring rain, speeding motorists and western leopard toads.

Breaking water: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group

Breaking water: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group 4 September 2011

This old dinosaur needed to catch his breath and get some air. Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group member Martine Viljoen captured him just as he peeked above the water.

Gelatinous jellyfish: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group

Gelatinous jellyfish: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group 3 September 2011

This is the box jellyfish or Carybdea alata which is not actually a fish – they’re related to sea anemones and corals, so it’s easier to just call them “jellies”.

This photo was taken by our Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr Group member Kydekin.

Fish with attitude: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group

Fish with attitude: From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group 2 September 2011

Our fish have attitude, or at least it looks that way when they pose for the camera.

Visitors to the Two Oceans Aquarium encounter funny, friendly and fiendishly cheeky characters and members of our Flickr group have captured some of these memorable marine moments. Here are some of our favourites…

Aquarium bucket list: Dive with a shark

Aquarium bucket list: Dive with a shark By Leon Jamarie / 1 September 2011

Diving with sharks is on many a person’s bucket list – that list of things to do before you die, derived from the term “kick the bucket”.

But how many of us actually believe that swimming with sharks could be a reality?

With the Two Oceans Aquarium this dream can come alive. The Aquarium offers a competitive shark-diving package: for only R450 you are able to dive with ragged-tooth sharks in a controlled environment. Better yet – no cages!