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Win one of five sets of double tickets to the Aquarium!

Win one of five sets of double tickets to the Aquarium! By Two Oceans Aquarium / 18 January 2012

This month, you can win one of five sets of double tickets to the Two Oceans Aquarium by answering one simple question about the Sustainable Seafood Initiative of South Africa (SASSI).

Valentine’s with a Difference – feel the love

Valentine’s with a Difference – feel the love 17 January 2012

The Two Oceans Aquarium is once again opening its doors to the romantics, the in-loves, the love-you-forevers and the where-have-you-been-all-my-life-lovers to celebrate Valentine’s Day under the watchful eye of ragged-tooth sharks, a turtle called Yoshi and shoals of shimmering fish. Space is limited, so be sure to book soon so that you can share your love in exclusive surroundings!

Xolela Batayi: Swimming with sharks is all in a day’s work

Xolela Batayi: Swimming with sharks is all in a day’s work By Renée Leeuwner / 12 January 2012

Xolela Batayi was born in King William’s Town in 1975. He moved to Cape Town in 1995, looking for permanent employment. He is married and has a baby daughter. In 2008, while working nightshift at a local restaurant, he started helping out in the fish preparation kitchen of the Two Oceans Aquarium, during the day. Here he assisted preparing the food fed daily to animals in the Aquarium. Later that year he was permanently employed at the Aquarium as the food preparation supervisor.

Slippery as a honeycomb moray eel

Slippery as a honeycomb moray eel By Two Oceans Aquarium / 10 January 2012

The saying “slippery as an eel” is extremely apt and much patience is required when gathering these animals from the sea. Our divers collected these giant honeycomb moray eels using a large, transparent, heavy-duty plastic bag, a bottle of anaesthetic and some pilchards.

Holiday fun, then back to school at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Holiday fun, then back to school at the Two Oceans Aquarium 5 January 2012

While the holidays may be over for the adults, our guppies are still enjoying the long summer days before heading back to school. Keep your kids busy this January with a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium.