** AQUARIUM COMPILES FISH-LIST FOR NEW YEAR STOCK TAKE **
A New Year stock-take with a difference is taking place from Saturday January 10th to Sunday January 11th at Bristol Aquarium with their own version of a ‘fishy census’.
In January staff undertake a comprehensive count of all their residents and this year they’re inviting visitors to volunteer to help spot and record the number of certain species including tropical fish, sharks, turtles and rays.
The experts will then carry out their own official count and the person who most accurately reports the population of the animals will win a FREE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP to the aquarium.
Bristol Aquarium’s David Waines said: “We’ve been fortunate to have experienced a large number of new births in 2014 including baby sharks, seahorses and jellyfish so there’s plenty to keep us all busy.
“The seahorses and pipefish can be a little tricky and jellyfish are always something of a guesstimate; particularly if there are lots of juveniles in a single display and some of the flatfish are so well camouflaged you have to have a very keen eye,” he added.
So if you’re short of something to do this wet and windy weekend and you want to be in with a chance of winning a FREE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP then come on down!!