The Two Oceans Aquarium is lucky enough to work with an incredible team of passionate, diverse and generally awesome people! Our "superheroes" don't always have a chance to take the limelight, but when our photographer friends Josie Borain and Brownwen Trupp paid us a visit, they got to meet some of our family - and now we'd like you to meet our Aquarium family too!
Caring for our visitors:
From the moment you walk into the Two Oceans Aquarium, the friendly men and women of our Visitor Services team will be at your service to make your visit as inspiring and fun as possible!
Caring for the Aquarium:
Behind the scenes, our Workshop team work tirelessly to keep the Two Oceans Aquarium running smoothly. From replacing exhibit windows that literally weigh tons, to maintaining the cooling systems that keep our animals (and humans) comfortable, no job is too big or too small for the men and women of this technical team.
Caring for our animals:
Looking after animals is a lot like looking after children, and caring for the Aquarium creatures is like taking care of thousands of kids at the same time - if some of those children had teeth, some had allergies, some were venomous and some were so cute there was a risk of everyone you meet trying to take them home.
The men and women that take on the daunting task of caring for all the Aquarium's ocean life form our Curatorial Department, and although they may all have specific jobs, each and every team member is ready to step in wherever needed. Our animals are in good hands!
Daily feeding, checking water parameters, exercising the penguins, training the fish to feed and providing veterinary care are just a few of the duties that fall on our aquarists. But, it is their constant vigilance and their genuine love of nature that make our Curatorial team truly world class - thanks team!
Caring for nature:
A huge portion of the work that takes place at the Two Oceans Aquarium is to protect our surrounding environment. From seal monitors who patrol the V&A Waterfront to disentangle Cape fur seals, to the committed team of the Turtle Rescue Programme that is currently caring for over 200 stranded sea turtles, the commitment to conservation drives this team forward.
The Two Oceans Aquarium's wildlife conservation programmes really are making a difference in the environment, and we truly have our committed team to thank for our successes and look forward to making an even bigger difference in the future.
Caring for the future:
Caring about the environment doesn't just mean protecting the natural world around us today, it means educating the next generation to protect it for years to come. The purpose of the Two Oceans Aquarium is to inspire action among the people whose lives we can touch - be that in our Environmental Education Centre classrooms, on an outreach trip, through educational material and the thousands of visitors that visit us each year.
While our growing team of teachers, outreach educators, Visitor Services Guides and designers have been the cornerstone of our efforts, from creating a high school Marine Sciences Curriculum to designing fun interactive learning experiences, we feel that the passion each of our staff members has for the ocean is what really rubs off on the people we meet.
Caring for our team:
Our amazing team would not run as well as it does without leadership that shares their passions. Right from the top, the Two Oceans Aquarium is run by people that care about life on the South African coast - and that love for the sea permeates every level of what we do.
We certainly wish we could have introduced you to every one of our staff members - every member of the Two Oceans Aquarium family is special. But, now that you've met some of our greatly extended family, we would love to meet yours!