Marine Week 2019 – Marine Litter Exhibit
Join us from the 5 – 13 October for a FREE Marine Litter Exhibit at uShaka Marine World.
The amazing animals at uShaka Sea World inspire us to love and care for our environment – but simply caring for animals is not enough – we need to understand how we can help marine animals.
Each year many marine animals are stranded along our beaches. Seals, turtles, penguins and other seabirds. Many of these have either become entangled in marine litter or have swallowed plastic. With funding from the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP), led by the UK through the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), the SAAMBR team was inspired to develop a new and exciting marine litter exhibit. In this bold new step, uShaka Sea World has ventured beyond animal exhibits into the challenging realm of marine litter – more specifically how individuals can help the marine litter problem. Visitors can wander through the ‘Plastic Marine Litter House’ and learn more about the impact of their actions on marine animals as they explore easy ways to reduce their use of plastics.
At the entrance a beautiful ‘vaquita’ made of plastic bottles welcomes visitors to the exhibit. Through interactive and realistic exhibits, some fun activities, colouring in sheets and much more, visitors will be able to learn more about plastics and marine litter. At the end of the exhibit visitors have an opportunity to make a ‘Promise to the Penguins’ and commit to making one change in their daily lives to help reduce their plastic use. Our experienced team will be on hand to answer your questions, and they may surprise you with some special gifts.
‘Our oceans are under threat from a wide range of impacts – if we want to save our oceans and the amazing life that they contain, we all need to take action’ said SAAMBR Conservation Strategist Dr Judy Mann.
Entrance to this exciting exhibit is free, just pop into uShaka Marine World. Join us as we share our love of animals and our environment with you and your family.