This little white dolphin is one of those rare pieces which capture an indefinable aspect, in it my soul finds resonance, it may be joy, a sense of the sacred, fluid beauty; intangible aspects lost when seeking descriptions, left brain thinking that tread on its inner power.
“We can only save water while we have it, and there is no better time to start than now.” So says Councillor Shehaam Sims, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services. Here at the Two Oceans Aquarium, we definitely shares this sentiment. Sims was adressing the issue of low rainfall experienced in the catchment areas of major dams this winter – 81.2% as opposed to 90.5% of last year. The City of Cape Town is urging us all to save water.
In honour of African Penguin Awareness Day on 8 October 2011, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre is offering child groups visiting our Discovery Centres a unique opportunity to meet an African penguin.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is proposing Fish-free Fridays, to complement Meat-free Mondays, as an extension of Fish-free August, a worldwide campaign to end the desecration of our oceans’ fish stocks. The idea is that, for the month of August, no one eats fish. This means no sushi or salmon for dinner. No fish and chips for lunch, or tuna salad because you’re on “a diet”. Let’s be clear, although fish is delicious, the continued mass consumption of these creatures is leading to their extinction at a frightening speed.
Two Oceans Aquarium along with Marine Dynamics is offering you an exclusive and totally depth defying double-deal dive package this winter: Dive with our ragged-tooth sharks and the great whites in Gansbaai for one price. But the deal sinks at the end of August, so book now to secure your place under the sea. Get up close and personal with the ragged-tooth sharks in our I&J Predator Exhibit, then meet the great white shark in its natural environment with Marine Dynamics in Gansbaai: You pay only R1 500 for both dives; that’s a massive saving of R445!