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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.

Bristol Aquarium's Jake Graham undertaking fishy stock take (1900x1425)

Celebrate H-2-WOAH with Bristol Aquarium this May Half Term

May 18, 2017


Head to Bristol Aquarium and immerse yourself in the wonders of water at H-2-WOAH this May half term. The harbourside attraction will be welcoming visitors to learn all about water and the aquatic species that live beneath the waves from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June.

Bristol Aquarium’s Baby Rays are all grown up!

May 4, 2017


Three thornback rays (Raja clavata) have outgrown their nursery tank and have just been introduced into the aquarium’s Bay of Rays exhibit. The young rays are around 16months and whilst they have outgrown their nursery tank they are still very small in comparison to the fully grown rays in the display.

Lots of tiny seahorse babies born at Bristol Aquarium!

April 28, 2017


Behind the scenes, Bristol Aquarium has successfully bred a herd of around 70 Lined Seahorses (Hippocampus erectus); aquarists are hard at work giving these tiny babies the best possible start in life. Following many previous achievements breeding big bellied seahorses, the team at Bristol Aquarium have branched out and bred a second species. “The parents […]

Cluster of Starfish Spawn on Display

April 19, 2017


Hundreds of tiny orange starfish eggs have been laid at Bristol Aquarium and the fascinating cluster can be seen by visitors in the nursery display tanks. The 200 or so eggs will remain almost microscopic until they undergo metamorphosis into small starfish when visitors will be able to spot their five legs in about 12 […]

Get sugar smart this Easter with Bristol Aquarium

April 12, 2017


Bristol Aquarium has created a new sugar display to reveal how much sugar is hiding in your collection of eggs this year! The harbourside attraction’s new display boasts real life sugar canes growing within the display, highlighting the importance of sugar and where it comes from. The new display is in conjunction with Sugar Smart […]