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We hope you enjoy reading about Bristol Aquarium news, display updates and behind-the-scenes stories. For more information on a particular news story please contact the aquarium office on 0117 929 8929.

The Creepiest Creatures you’ve ever seen!

October 17, 2019


As part of our A’scare’ium event this October half term at Bristol (running from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November), you’ll get the chance to encounter some of the scariest, creepiest creatures around, including spider crabs, piranhas and eels. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite creepy creatures in this blog. 

Bristol Aquarium sadly loses popular puffer fish

October 15, 2019


Bristol Aquarium’s popular white spotted puffer fish (Arothron hispidus) has sadly passed away.

Know Your Octopus!

October 8, 2019


10 Octopus Facts You Won’t Believe

October 1, 2019


Famous for having eight arms and a large bulbous head – the octopus has made an underwater name for itself as one of the most intelligent aquatic creatures to swim in our oceans.

These Happy Sea Creatures Will Make You Smile

September 9, 2019


All sea creatures are happiest hanging out in their underwater habitats, whether that’s surrounded by coral reef, the ‘rainforest’ of the ocean, or chilling out in the sandy shallows. But the natural world can create some pretty extraordinary moments like a Stingray swimming along with a massive grin.

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