Lewis Pugh endured water temperatures between 0 and 3 Celsius and became the first person to undertake a multi-day swim in the polar regions.
A 50kg female loggerhead sea turtle was rescued by the Two Oceans Aquarium after she was found entangled in a ghost fishing net.
Divers recently spotted a yellow sea sponge and a pink sea star – doppelgängers for SpongeBob and Patrick Star in the Atlantic Ocean.
Alan Winde recently joined the ‘My Octopus Teacher’ crew to promote conservation in celebration of World Oceans Week.
Since National Geographic began making maps in 1915, it has recognised four oceans, but as of 8 June 2021, it now recognises five world oceans.
The world is listening and taking action to protect the ocean thanks to ‘My Octopus Teacher’ and its subsequent Oscar win.
If you want to learn more about South Africa’s rich marine life, here’s how to ‘visit the aquarium’ from the comfort of your own home!