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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.
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’.
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.
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!
Come join us a Bristol Aquarium this summer for plenty of fintastic fun! We’ve got a host of exciting events, activities, daily talks and feeds, and educational displays – what’s more, we’re offering a special discount for families!