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Sharks are amazing creatures, and so much has been discovered about them in recent years. Despite their ferocious reputation, these underwater giants make up an impressive part of the world’s oceans, from the cold northern seas, to the tropical Caribbean.
There are many animals around the world that are classed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ‘critically endangered’. In fact, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species featured 5,107 different ‘critically endangered’ animals in 2016.
This week a giant Pacific octopus, the world’s largest species of octopus, has made Bristol Aquarium its new permanent home. The female giant Pacific octopus arrived earlier this week and is settling into her new tank extremely well; playing with staff and showing off to visitors.