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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 displays a cute young pufferfish!

March 10, 2020


Bristol’s city centre aquarium has a new, young pufferfish on display for visitors to see. The Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) was donated to Bristol Aquarium from a pet shop that could not sell it.

The Monsters Of The Sea

February 5, 2020


Did you know that, even with all the technology that we have today, we have more knowledge of space, than we do the bottom of our oceans? With so much still unknown, who knows what monsters could be lurking under the waves.  But according to ancient tales, there’s many deadly creatures who have graced our […]

Do fish fall in love?

February 4, 2020


  As Valentine’s Day approaches we can feel that there is love in the air – but is it in the water? We know that fish have a whale of a time swimming around all day eating food but we weren’t sure if they were capable of companionship so, decided to find out.   What […]

#UnderTheLens Photo Competition

January 15, 2020


Put your camera skills to the test by taking part in our #UnderTheLens photo competition. Get involved for the chance to win a family day pass! How to enter: Visit Bristol Aquarium and capture a fin-tastic snap Tag us in your photos using #underthelens Competition ends on 31st January 2020, good luck!   Terms and […]

Giant Grouper at Bristol Aquarium

January 6, 2020


Bristol Aquarium has added a giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) to their coral seas display for the first time. The giant grouper is currently a two-year-old female but is a protogynous hermaphrodite so will change sex to become a male in around three to five years when she reaches sexual maturity.

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