Our annual stock-take is taking place from Saturday January 9th to Sunday January 10th at Bristol Aquarium with our own version of a ‘fishy census!’.
Throughout the weekend, staff here at Bristol’s biggest aquarium are inviting visitors to volunteer to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses.
Our experts at the aquarium will then do an official check and the person who most accurately reports the population of each of the above animals will win a free Family Pass to the aquarium (or four passes of preference, e.g. three standard, one junior; one standard, three junior).
Bristol Aquarium’s Sarah Moore said: “January has traditionally always been the time of year when we do an official check on all our stock numbers.
“We thought it would be a good idea to involve the visitors in the whole process as well and turn it into a fun activity that everyone can take part in.
“Obviously some creatures will be easier to count than others; the sharks are usually fairly straightforward, although there are a number of species that like to spend much of their time either hidden among the rocks or under the sand.
“Seahorses can be a little tricky and hermit crabs are always something of a guesstimate as it’s difficult to tell which shells are inhabited and which are currently vacant!” she added.
Issued by Bristol Aquarium. For more information and to arrange interviews and picture/filming opportunities please contact Sarah Moore on 0117 929 8929.