African penguins on track for extinction if extra measures aren’t taken: A call to action
At the current rate of decline, over 500 breeding pairs of the iconic African penguins in the wild may be obliterated this year and every year for the next decade, according to scientific research. By 2035, there probably won’t be enough breeding pairs left for the species to survive in the wild.
Celebrating the tenacious women protecting our ocean this Women’s Day!
As the 3rd Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Day celebrations conclude, it’s time to honour the dynamic women who have committed their lives to protect the ocean and its inhabitants. This Women’s Day, it’s time to shine a spotlight on the MPA Day women who are educating people about ocean health to ensure the survival of marine life and the planet. Thanks to Olivia Jones Communications for this amazing writing.
Why did the Western leopard toad cross the road?
It is that time of the year when the endemic and endangered Western leopard toads migrate from their garden homes to various water bodies to breed. August has already seen great numbers of toads moving across busy roads at night around the Cape Peninsula and sadly many, many have already lost their lives due to cars.
5 amazing animals in the I&J Ocean Exhibit!
If you've ever visited the Two Oceans Aquarium, the marvel that is the I&J Ocean Exhibit needs no introduction! With great help from our partners, I&J, this exhibit is, and will continue to be home to many of the ocean's fascinating animals. Here are a few of the animals you'll see in the I&J Ocean Exhibit!
Trash Bash time: Join us at Monwabisi Beach on 16 September 2023
On 16 September 2023, the Trash Bash Clean-up will take place at Monwabisi Beach in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day!
Everything you should know about scorpionfish
Scorpionfish are the lesser-known cousins of the infamous stonefish, the most venomous fish in the world. They are just as venomous but slightly prettier, as far as fish that look like stones go…
Everything you've ever wanted to know about sharks in South Africa
From big to small - here's everything you ever wanted to know about sharks in South Africa.
Why should I take Marine Sciences?
Are you in Grade 9 and looking for a subject choice that will both excite and prepare you for your future? Do you know someone in this space? The Marine Sciences FET course at the Two Oceans Aquarium is the perfect path for those interested in an exhilarating, awesomely aquatic future!
Whale sharks: Why these gentle giants are so special
Whale sharks are special - not only are they the largest shark species in the world, but they are also the largest fish species in the world. Although their size is their usual claim to fame, whale sharks break many conventions of a 'stereotypical shark'. They perfectly showcase the diversity, importance, and intelligence of sharks as a group – undeniably the most misunderstood group of fish.
Deep Dive: Women in science
Join us in celebrating the amazing women who motivate, inspire and encourage us on a daily basis!
Meet Bheni, the green turtle!
Bheni is a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) who was rescued in December 2022 with a significant infection under the scutes (shell plates) of his carapace (top shell). Since then, he's been undergoing rehabilitation at our Turtle Conservation Centre.
Dive with these 4 animals at the Two Oceans Aquarium
Scuba dive at the Two Oceans Aquarium and experience an up-close and personal encounter with some of the ocean's most fascinating animals.