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From Stingrays to Skates: Exploring Different Ray Species

One of the most unusual creatures found in the world’s waters, rays make for some highly fascinating marine life. Dating back 150 million years to the Jurassic Period, they’ve certainly learned a thing or two in that time – evolving and developing into the unique animals they are today. Looking to learn more about the … Continued

How to Create a Calm Garden Atmosphere at Home

Outdoor or in, there’s nothing like a touch of greenery to help create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Even if you have limited space, a garden can be the ultimate antidote for the stresses of daily life – something we’ve certainly discovered being in our Urban Jungle at Bristol Aquarium. So, what are the key … Continued

The Greatest Mythical Creatures of the Sea

We all know that the seas and oceans of the world are full of beautiful, weird and wacky creatures that are uniquely adapted to survive in the environments that they call home. However, the human imagination can sometimes be more fascinating than the reality of the world, if we can truly say these creatures come … Continued

Sea Snake vs Eel: What’s the Difference?

Throughout the world’s oceans, there is a diverse range of sea creatures that have are adapted to survive in the environment that they call home. It’s no surprise then, that some of these marine animals, despite being from very different families, can have similar adaptations to survive in the same environment. Skinny, long, and live … Continued

How Do Sharks Use Their Senses?

Apex predators are animals that are at the top of their respective food chains. Examples of apex predators include tigers, polar bears and some species of shark. All apex predators, and predators more broadly rely heavily on their highly tuned senses to track and catch prey. Sharks are no different in this regard, but which … Continued

What is a Sea Urchin?

The ocean is home to an incredible amount of different creatures, from the fish we all know and recognise, to some much more unique species that you might not have come across. The sea urchin is one such creature that you might not have frequently seen, or you might have even confused it with a … Continued

Fish that Are Poor Swimmers

Some fish can’t swim very well – how’s that for a paradox?! That’s right, as absurd as it may sound, not all fish are strong swimmers. In fact, some species can scarcely swim at all, and have instead evolved some pretty ingenious ways to stay afloat in our seas, oceans, rivers, and lakes. So, of … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Eels

These slippery creatures are mysterious, shadowy fish that are recognised for being more snake-like. If you don’t know much about eels, you’re in for a treat as we dive in and learn a little more about these powerful and fascinating animals. You can of course come and see our eels up close and personal at … Continued

Do Octopuses Have Bones? Hydrostatic Skeletons Explained

The octopus is a fascinating creature, both inside and out. From its unique number of arms and three hearts down to its extreme intelligence thanks to having an impressive total of nine brains, there’s so many interesting facts to get to grips with. Octopuses can also do many incredible things, including walking and camouflaging to … Continued

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