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Lots in store for visitors to the Aquarium this festive season

Lots in store for visitors to the Aquarium this festive season 14 December 2011

This festive season, the Two Oceans Aquarium is an ideal place to explore with loved ones, while learning more about the wonders of its underwater world. With extended hours, gift memberships and season passes to look forward to, a visit to the Aquarium is the perfect item to add to the top of your itinerary this December.

Video: Derek van Dam talks climate change and our oceans – underwater!

Video: Derek van Dam talks climate change and our oceans – underwater! By Ingrid Sinclair / 9 December 2011

A few weeks ago, we showed you pictures of eTV weatherman Derek van Dam’s dive with sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium. You may have spotted the cameraman who went underwater with Derek … And now, you can watch the fruits of their collective labour in this short eTV insert.

Aquarium dedicated to assisting stranded sunfish

Aquarium dedicated to assisting stranded sunfish By Two Oceans Aquarium / 8 December 2011

The Two Oceans Aquarium is aware that slender sunfish have been washing ashore around the Cape Peninsula. Sightings of the fish, both dead and alive, have been reported on beaches and in shallow water off Blouberg, Melkbos and Noordhoek.

Wrong end of the line: Dealing with the issue of bycatch

Wrong end of the line: Dealing with the issue of bycatch By Stuart Dickinson / 7 December 2011

No fishing methods are truly target-specific, and often animals which should never come in contact with the fishing industry, like sea turtles and birds, are accidentally captured and killed. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that 27-million tonnes of non-target species are captured every year across the world.

Extended operating hours during the festive season

Extended operating hours during the festive season 6 December 2011

Another great reason to get your membership or Season Pass is that the Aquarium will be open from 09h00 until 20h00 between 19 December 2011 and 8 January 2012, but will close at 18h00 on Christmas Day. This means you can still enjoy a full day at the beach, or hiking, shopping or sightseeing, and end it off with a visit to the cool and calm Two Oceans Aquarium.