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.

New pajama cardinalfish settle in at Bristol Aquarium this January

January 3, 2018

As we snuggle down in our favourite pyjamas this January, Bristol Aquarium have welcomed a new school of pajama cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera) who have settled well into their new home. These peaceful cardinalfish are a rainbow of playful colours, with orange eyes and polka-dots, they live in warm saltwater among the corals. Tamara Canalejas, an […]

Why Bristol Aquarium Is the School Trip You’ve Been Searching For

November 15, 2017

Finding the perfect school trip can be a difficult task, you have health-and-safety forms and a budget to contend with, and a group of energetic children to educate and entertain for the day. If you’re planning your next school trip, look no further than Bristol Aquarium

A Guide to Taking Care of Your Local Beach

November 10, 2017

Visiting the local beach is a fun way to spend the day, but how can you help to protect your nearest coastline from pollution? Astonishingly, around 8 million pieces of rubbish enter the sea every day, and 37% of this waste comes directly from the public.

Sea Creatures vs. Us

October 19, 2017

Sea creatures may look completely different to us, but really, we’re not as different as you may think! There’s no denying that they’re heaps better than us at swimming, but we humans have plenty of things in common with our friends in the ocean.

The 5 Most Incredible Things an Octopus Can Do

September 21, 2017

One of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures, octopuses have continually amazed scientists around the world due to their many spectacular features and talents. They’re unlike any other creature you’ll find in the ocean, due to their eight arms, three hearts, blue blood, and boneless (invertebrate) bodies.

Explore the Ocean: What Lives in a Coral Reef?

September 14, 2017

A coral reef is an underwater eco-system that is composed of a large number of corals. Corals are living creatures classed as ‘marine invertebrates’, with each individual coral referred to as a ‘polyp’.

5 of the Largest Creatures Living in Our Oceans

September 5, 2017

An estimated 50-80% of all our planet’s life is found beneath the ocean surface, and the oceans actually contain 99% of all the living space on Earth – so it should come as no surprise that the world’s biggest lifeforms reside underwater.

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