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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.

Pull Your Most Fintastic Pose to Enter Our #BAFishFace Competition

August 16, 2017


Here at Bristol Aquarium, we love exploring the fantastic underwater world. Whether we’re marveling at the fancy features of puffer fish and the magical longhorn unicorn tangs, or watching the colourful kaleidoscope of life in the coral reef, there’s always something amazing to see and learn about!

Bristol Aquarium responds to The European Commission’s ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ Campaign

July 28, 2017


The European Commission is calling all aquariums to educate visitors on the global reality of marine litter in a ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ campaign.

5 Facts About Sharks (We Bet You Didn’t Know)

June 29, 2017


Sharks are amazing creatures, and so much has been discovered about them in recent years. Despite their ferocious reputation, these underwater giants make up an impressive part of the world’s oceans, from the cold northern seas, to the tropical Caribbean.

Endangered Species – What Do You Know?

June 15, 2017


There are many animals around the world that are classed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ‘critically endangered’. In fact, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species featured 5,107 different ‘critically endangered’ animals in 2016.

World’s Largest Octopus Species has Arrived!

June 2, 2017


This week a giant Pacific octopus, the world’s largest species of octopus, has made Bristol Aquarium its new permanent home. The female giant Pacific octopus arrived earlier this week and is settling into her new tank extremely well; playing with staff and showing off to visitors.

Get to Know Our Marine Life

May 23, 2017


Ever wondered what lives beneath the surface of the sea? The world’s oceans are home to thousands of magnificent sea creatures, each with their very own way of life.