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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.

New Wreckfish dive into Bristol Aquarium’s Sunken Shipwreck!

August 9, 2018


Bristol Aquarium has introduced a brand new species of deep sea fish to its displays this week. The blue-grey Atlantic Wreckfish, also known as Stone Bass, have distinctive spines that run along their bodies and a large mouth with a protruding jaw.

Kids for a £quid is BACK at Bristol Aquarium

July 31, 2018


Families can make the most of the holidays with a special discount at Bristol Aquarium, be quick – before it swims away!

New shiver of Sharks arrive to the City Centre of Bristol!

July 26, 2018


This week, Bristol’s city centre Aquarium, has welcomed three new tropical sharks to it’s collection. Visitors to Bristol Aquarium can see three juvenile Japanese Hound Sharks in their new forever home. There are two females and one male, currently 80cm in length they will grow to be around 1.5metres long!

Small but Mighty Sharks: Size Isn’t Everything!

July 20, 2018


When it comes to sharks, everyone is fascinated by the size and power of these sea predators, and the little guys are sadly forgotten. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, and these species prove that small sharks are just as fascinating as their larger relatives.

Shark Species Found in the UK

June 27, 2018


  Don’t be fooled by the famous sharks you see on the big screen – their fearsome reputation is actually a myth. Plus, they’re much closer to home than you think.

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