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One step closer to the first MSC-certified restaurant in Africa

17 November 2010

Shoreline Café at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has become the first restaurant in Africa that is expected to pursue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. From shortlisted restaurants that were able to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable seafood sourcing, Shoreline Café was the lucky recipient of a prize offered by the MSC, to cover their chain of custody or traceability certification costs.

Pioneering researchers launch world’s first South Atlantic Ocean plastic pollution study

27 October 2010

Researchers will embark on a voyage on 8 November to show that every ocean on the globe is polluted with plastic that is harming marine wildlife and potentially threatening human health. The 5 Gyres Institute, collaborating with Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF) and Pangaea Exploration, is leading this expedition.

New exhibit Plastikos now showing

New exhibit Plastikos now open By Two Oceans Aquarium / 20 October 2010

In recognition of National Marine Month, the Two Oceans Aquarium invites visitors to discover creatures from the mythological floating island of waste called Plastikos. Produced by Simon MAX Bannister, Plastikos is a unique exhibition that aims to raise awareness about waste – particularly plastic and micro plastic – and its impact on the oceans, all through art. The works are made from reclaimed polyethylene plastic which Bannister collected by hand from the shorelines, roadsides and landfills of South Africa. Plastikos will be on display until the end of January 2011.

Plastikos – The Synthetic Sea

By Two Oceans Aquarium / 11 October 2010

In recognition of National Marine Month, the Two Oceans Aquarium invites visitors to discover creatures from the mythological floating island of waste called Plastikos. Produced by Simon MAX Bannister, Plastikos is a unique exhibition that aims to raise awareness about waste – particularly plastic and micro plastic – and its impact on the oceans, all through art. The works are made from reclaimed polyethylene plastic which Bannister collected by hand from the shorelines, roadsides and landfills of South Africa. Plastikos will be on display until the end of January 2011.

Peter Sarstedt to sing for seals

2 September 2010

On Thursday 30 September 2010 internationally renowned singer Peter Sarstedt will perform in the Two Oceans Aquarium in aid of the Aquarium’s harbour-seal project. Sarstedt is visiting South Africa as a guest of Sappi to help raise funds and awareness for various environmental conservation organisations with which Sappi is associated.