The world of undersea science is being highlights by aquarists at Bristol Aquarium as part of their Summer Fish-tival celebrations.

Running from Saturday 17th August to Sunday 1st September, ‘Science Under the Sea’ provides a fun and informative way for visitors of all ages to find out the vital role the ocean plays in all our lives.

The Harbourside attraction will also be revealing how they recreate their own miniature oceans and the high-tech equipment needed to constantly monitor them.

Bristol Aquarium Curator, Dan de Castro, said: “Our seas and oceans are a gigantic laboratory that not only help to keep us alive today but are also the reason that any of us are here in the first place.

“‘Science Under the Sea’ is an exploration of how our marine world’s operate and how vitally important their continued health and wellbeing is to us all.

As part of the event visitors will be able to discover how and why we have to test the water in all of our displays daily, find out what happens during an oil spill and how to clean one up, and join us for a mini behind the scenes tour!” he added.

Located in the heart of the bustling Harbourside, Bristol Aquarium takes visitors on a voyage of discovery from lakes and rivers to tropical oceans and coral reefs.

Highlights include a life-size recreation of a sunken ship – home to jellyfish, native sharks and rays, a Bristol harbour scene, a ‘walk-in’ seahorse display and a wooden footbridge over the open-top giant coral seas displays – home to tropical sharks and brightly coloured reef fish.

• Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT. Open 10am daily. For more information call 0117 929 8929 or visit www.bristolaquarium.co.uk .

Issued on behalf of Bristol Aquarium. For more information please contact Tina Patel on 0117 929 8929.