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Watch My Job is a website launching soon that will showcase videos of a great variety of careers, along with information about the specific job, including pros, cons and institutions offering relevant courses for that job. The Watch My Job team recently visited the Two Oceans Aquarium to showcase some of the jobs that our team are doing here.
Over the next three weeks, we’ll be sharing videos about jobs at the Aquarium. Today we start with Xolela Batayi, who is an aquarist. Enjoy!
Most overseas aquariums acquire their animals from companies that collect the specimens for them. But the Two Oceans Aquarium is different. We focus on animals and plants found around our coast, and our collections team is responsible for collecting what we need.
Today is our 18th birthday and wow, have things changed! Just have a look at these images.
In 2011, the Shoreline Café at the Two Oceans Aquarium became the first restaurant in Africa to receive the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) chain-of-custody certification.
Recently, it underwent its third audit and has retained this certification. This is good news all round, but what does it mean and what does it take to be an MSC-certified restaurant? Quite a bit, as it turns out!
Short answer? A whole lot.
I think that people automatically assume that if you work in an aquarium, you clean exhibits, look after penguins and feed the animals. But not all the jobs in the Aquarium involve getting wet or pooped on! We have a whole shoal of amazing people keeping the Two Oceans Aquarium going, from financial buffs to excellent educators and everything in between.