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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.

Mermaids: Myth or Reality?

February 13, 2019


Nobody can say for sure whether mermaids exist or not, because the seven seas are mysterious, and these enigmatic creatures are said to be shy and wary of humans. Some still say that if you stand near the ocean at night you might hear an enchanting song, or even catch a glimpse of a half […]

Bristol Aquarium invites visitors to take stock

January 16, 2019


Our annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 19 to Sunday January 20 2019) with our own version of a ‘fishy census!’ Throughout the weekend, we’re inviting visitors to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses.

Bristol Aquarium’s ugliest fish gets a female friend!

January 8, 2019


A new female has joined Bristol Aquarium’s male Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) which is arguably one of the ugliest fish homed at the city centre attraction. The wolffish live deep in the Atlantic ocean, distinguished by their unique set of protruding teeth, which they use to crush the shells of their prey.

Celebrating the Jurassic Era

January 4, 2019


Bristol Aquarium is the UK’s only Aquarium with a huge botanical house, taking visitors on a journey around the World, and in some cases, even through time.

Tropical Winter Blooms at Bristol Aquarium

December 18, 2018


If you come in to the Aquarium’s Botanical House, you might be surprised to find lots of plants flowering, despite the chilly temperatures just outside!

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