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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.

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.

Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping!

November 26, 2019


Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping! Eagle-eyed visitors might have noticed that our tank of carnivorous plants has vanished from our Urban Jungle. Don’t worry – they’re just behind the scenes for their 4 months of winter dormancy. Did you know that many carnivorous plants need a cold winter period to be healthy? This dormancy […]

Settling in for Winter…

November 4, 2019


Here at Bristol Aquarium we’ve updated our Talks and Feeds schedule, as well as changing our Opening Times for the winter period 2019/20. Check out all the details you need to know here!

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