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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?

Half Term at Bristol Aquarium

October 24, 2018


It’s not just Halloween taking over this month as SCARY CLAWS and SPOOKY TOURS comes to Bristol Aquarium this half term. Forget about the pumpkin carving because there’s so much more fun to be had.

Farewell to Bristol Aquarium’s Incredible Octopus

September 24, 2018


Bristol Aquarium has very sadly had to say goodbye to Luna, the giant Pacific octopus. After laying her eggs and reaching senescence (the last stage of her life cycle), her health deteriorated and for her welfare, the decision was taken by the vet and the Aquarium’s Zoological team to put her to sleep.

Back to School: How Schools Can Be More Eco-Friendly

September 21, 2018


There’s something exciting about the freshness of the September air when a new school year begins. It’s a great time to think about the future.

Octopus lays hundreds of eggs at Bristol Aquarium

September 11, 2018


Bristol Aquarium’s giant Pacific octopus has laid hundreds of tiny eggs on the window of her display tank for visitors to see. Giant Pacific octopus lay eggs as part of their natural life cycle when they reach maturity.

Seahorses: Creature Case Study

August 31, 2018


Known as the most romantic creatures in our oceans (and possibly more romantic than us humans), there are 40 different known species of seahorse. Now, we’re not saying they swim up to each other with bunches of red roses linked to their tails, but they do link their tails together to swim in pairs.

Ask the Aquarium: Festival of the Fishes

August 16, 2018


Bristol Aquarium is a centre for education, leisure and entertainment. Visitors are inspired by a whole range of things on a visit and drop questions to us in a box so we thought it was important to share a selection of these answers with everyone.

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