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SAAMBR at uShaka Sea World Celebrates World Oceans Day - Me to the Sea

  • To start our WOD celebration on the 3rd and 4th June our very own mermaid will be in the uShaka Village Walk. At a special display she and the uShaka Sea World Education Team will demonstrate how the plastics that we use in everyday cleaning products harm animals in the oceans.
  • On the 8 June uShaka Sea World will be celebrating World Oceans Day in our Turtle area, where visitors will find out how plastics are impacting on turtles in the oceans. Thandi, our very own turtle mascot, will engage our visitors in special activities for all ages – from colouring in games to special presentations, and a host of give-aways for lucky visitors.
  • On the 8 June SAAMBR, Plastics SA and Sasol will be hosting a special breakfast for local plastic raw material producers, importers, plastics manufacturers and recyclers to launch Operation Clean Sweep, an international plastics industry initiative to promote the ‘Zero Plastics Resin Pellets and Flakes in the environment’ initiative.
  • At the same time as the launch a team of SAAMBR and uShaka Marine World team members will be cleaning the uShaka beach. They will be putting Me to the Sea into action. 
  • Our Oceanographic Research Institute scientists will also be involved as they measure ocean acidity in the Durban Bay, as they contribute to the Ocean Acidity - Africa Network. 

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Organizer

Organization Name
SAAMBR
Organization Type
Aquarium
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign

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As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Ages 12-18
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
    Ocean & climate,Marine pollution
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  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic

Venue

uShaka Sea World
1 King Shaka Ave
Durban, South Africa