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Volunteering at the Two Oceans Aquarium Cape Town, South Africa

By on April 2, 2014

Meantime in the Aquarium, the kindest, nicest and coolest people are working hard to keep the fish happy and healthy.

I am deeply grateful to them for offering me a chance to observe the behind the scenes of the aquarist job. I get to assist in veterinary studies, shark behaviour research and daily chores ‘on the other side of the glass’.

The aquarium as an institution, the people involved with it and the educational value they created are all incredibly successful. They are rising awareness through various courses such as the Young Biologist course. It is a pleasure to observe youth being so excited about learning. Something we somewhat lost in the evolution of our education system.

The Two Oceans aquarium also has got a bus with little tanks that takes the knowledge to kids in the impoverished areas and allows kids to touch the animals and learn about the importance of oceans.

I could write for ages about how amazing this place is. But let the images speak through themselves.

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  1. Joy
    April 3, 2014

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    Looks like a Sophie dream come true.

  2. Toni Lloyd
    April 3, 2014

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    Jake & Sophie ……this is such an interesting post! I did somewhat similar things on my Oceanography trips to California during my 22 years of teaching. However, now my memory is not what I should be on the detail so some labels would be nice. :). I regret Jake that I didn’t teach long enough to take you on one of my trips.

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