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The Two Oceans Aquarium is expanding

The Two Oceans Aquarium is expanding By Helen Lockhart – Communications and Sustainability Manager at the Two Oceans Aquarium / 28 December 2013

Some dreams do come true.

After much planning, discussion, number-crunching and waiting with baited breath our dream will finally become reality when we start construction on a brand new large-scale exhibit in 2014. And this is hopefully just the first phase of a long awaited expansion of the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Take a (virtual) walk on the wild side!

Take a (virtual) walk on the wild side! 19 December 2013

Get a peek inside the Aquarium before your visit – Virtual South Africa have mapped out all our exhibits, so you can see what to expect before you walk in the door:

Grub’s up! Fish feeding caught on camera

Grub’s up! Fish feeding caught on camera By Stuart Buchanan / 11 December 2013

Listen to the insightful commentary and watch the feeding frenzy take place during one of our daily fish feeds at the I&J Predator Exhibit. Only the fish get a daily meal, while the ragged-tooth sharks enjoy a weekly Sunday lunch. Watch the video to hear why.

4 crazy things you didn’t know about the sea creatures you love

4 crazy things you didn’t know about the sea creatures you love By Gail Cameron / 5 December 2013

Four facts about some of the sea creatures you can see at the Two Oceans Aquarium ...

Seeing the forest for the trees: a window to an underwater world

Seeing the forest for the trees: a window to an underwater world By Renée Leeuwner – Assistant Communications & Sustainability Manager at Two Oceans Aquairum / 30 October 2013

When we think of forests, we often immediately think of the Amazon rainforest, Knysna Forest or even the Black Forest in Germany. We think of trees and birds, the smell of damp leaves and forest floor coverings. We see in our mind’s eye how the sunlight plays through the foliage and how the birds and butterflies flutter from branch to branch, and flower to flower.

Now imagine all of this, but in the ocean – underwater. Welcome to a kelp forest!