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Ask the Aquarium: What are the benefits of live plants?

June 22, 2018


Bristol Aquarium is a centre for education, leisure and entertainment. We share our knowledge of the oceans to inspire the next generation of budding enthusiasts, talking about the fascinating creatures that live in our seas and the issues that they face on a daily basis.

Why You Should Say “No!” to Plastic Straws

June 13, 2018


The UK and the US use a combined total of 550 million plastic straws each DAY – and unfortunately it’s safe to say that not all 550 million of these plastic weapons are recycled.

Sea-Creature Sculpture Competition

May 16, 2018


Feeling creative? We’re putting it to the test this International Recycling Day! To help raise awareness of the troubling amount of waste that ends up in our oceans and endangers our creatures, we need your help to get stuck into an arts-and-crafts competition.

10 Fascinating Facts About Rays

May 11, 2018


Like many aquatic creatures, there’s more to rays (batoids) than meets the eye. With more than 600 different species around the world, rays are the largest group of cartilaginous fish.

How to Plan Your School Trip to an Aquarium

April 25, 2018


Although we humans have only dipped our toes when it comes to marine exploration, we have already discovered so much about the world beneath the waves.

10 Fascinating Facts About Rays

April 4, 2018


  Like many aquatic creatures, there’s more to rays (batoids) than meets the eye. With more than 600 different species around the world, rays are the largest group of cartilaginous fish.

How to Make Your Weekly Food-Shop More Ocean-Friendly

March 28, 2018


It’s hard to imagine the extent to which our weekly shop affects the environment, but the collective impact of our food-buying habits is clear to see in the seas.

Sea Creatures for Kids: How to Bring the Ocean to Your Classroom

March 2, 2018


Our oceans are fascinating places – experts estimate that they are home to somewhere between 700,000 and 1 million different species. With water covering 71% of the Earth’s surface, our oceans remain one of the last unexplored places on the planet: a fact that grips the attention of children, whatever their age.

Bristol Aquarium welcomes a new General Manager with a passion for the ocean!

February 4, 2018


This week, 32-year-old Fenia Vitali has started her new role at Bristol Aquarium. As keen sailor and senior sailing instructor, she has a strong passion for the ocean.

How to Be More Environmentally Friendly in 2018

January 30, 2018


All you have to do is watch five minutes of the news to know that our planet is changing rapidly. The ice caps are melting, our oceans are filled with plastic waste, and slowly but surely we’re mining away our resources.

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