Conservation has long been a hot topic, with increasing importance placed upon getting it right and changing the future for the better. There are targets and plans at almost every level of society, from personal tasks such as recycling to governmental targets such as going carbon neutral. There are loads of different areas of conservation, … Continued
In the depths of the world’s oceans, a majestic predator glides through the waters, often misunderstood and unfairly feared. Sharks, with their adaptations and crucial role in marine ecosystems, are deserving of appreciation and protection. Fintastic Friday, created by WhaleTimes in 2011, aims to give sharks a voice and raise awareness about the urgent need … Continued
We hope you enjoy this short film showcasing one of the weirdest groups of fish that inhabit our oceans – seahorses. Learn about some of the features and behaviors that make these creatures so strange, as well as the challenges they face in todays ever threatened marine environment. Filmed in-house around our very own seahorse … Continued
New animal alert! Bristol Aquarium have welcomed a new exhibit to its Edge of the Rainforest zone. Born at one of the aquariums sister sites, a group of Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) have now moved into their brand-new home. The Zoological team have been busy transforming an unused corner of the Aquarium into the perfect habitat … Continued
A day doesn’t pass without mention of the environment at the moment, and for good reason. But as stories flood in about the damage done to our natural world, it can be all too easy to take a backseat and think that it’s best left to the experts. The truth is, though, that a huge … Continued
Around the world, many zoos, aquariums and conservation facilities are investing significant time and money into captive breeding – helping to increase and control population numbers of species facing challenges in the wild. The practice can help struggling species to thrive and help increase education and awareness around the challenges faced in the natural world. … Continued
Bristol Aquarium has successfully bred over 20 endangered Phantasmal poison frogs (Epipedobates tricolor). This is an important conservation breeding as their numbers are in decline in the wild. They grow around 2.5cm and are red/ brown in colour with yellow stripes.
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.
Social media and the news might be waging war against packaging but it’s hard to believe when you walk down the aisles of a supermarket. Individually packaged snacks, shrink-wrapped fruit and veg: almost everything is snugly tucked into plastic sleeves, trays, and bags.
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.