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Could you observe fifty hours of fish footage for science?

March 19, 2019


Bristol Aquarium discovers how Artificial Floating Islands can help create habitats for fish Bristol Aquarium is currently hosting a PhD Experiment on Artificial Floating Islands (AFIs). The experiment aims to discover how AFIs are utilised by native fish in a controlled environment.

Bristol’s Pirate History

February 19, 2019


Bristol’s bloodthirsty history of piracy… Bristol and the South West was home to some of the most famous and ruthless pirates in the world. They terrorised our busy ports, ruled the high seas, and struck fear into the hearts of sailors and battle-hardened Royal Navy captain alike.

Mermaids: Myth or Reality?

February 13, 2019


Nobody can say for sure whether mermaids exist or not, because the seven seas are mysterious…

Bristol Aquarium’s ugliest fish gets a female friend!

January 8, 2019


A new female has joined Bristol Aquarium’s male Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) which is arguably one of the ugliest fish homed at the city centre attraction. The wolffish live deep in the Atlantic ocean, distinguished by their unique set of protruding teeth, which they use to crush the shells of their prey.

Celebrating the Jurassic Era

January 4, 2019


Bristol Aquarium is the UK’s only Aquarium with a huge botanical house, taking visitors on a journey around the World, and in some cases, even through time.

Endangered Ray Species Welcomed to Bristol Aquarium

December 12, 2018


Two juvenile undulate rays (Raja undulata) have taken residence in Bristol Aquarium’s nursery tank to raise awareness of endangered species to visitors. The undulate rays have been given ‘endangered’ status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) meaning they are at very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Interview With a Shark

December 6, 2018


Welcome to Bristol’s very own interview with our creatures. Here, we interview our creatures and fish out the dirt and gossip from beneath the waves.

How Deep is the Ocean REALLY?

November 21, 2018


Nothing causes big mysterious waves quite like our oceans. Covering over 70% of the world’s surface and providing depths upon depths of exploration for divers, let’s find out just how deep our oceans really are.

Pufferfish take on new training using a hula hoop!

November 15, 2018


At Bristol Aquarium, tropical pufferfish are being trained to come to the surface of the water to be fed using a hula hoop. Enrichment training is a key to the welfare of captive animals and pufferfish are very intelligent, hence why they are being trained at Bristol Aquarium.

When Life Gets Creepy Under the Sea: Creepy Underwater Creatures

November 5, 2018


Do we really know what’s beneath the surface of the deep blue sea? It’s not all cute, forgetful Dorys and funny clownfish like Marlin – further under the waves live some of the creepiest creatures in the world. Let’s meet them, shall we?

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