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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)

Bristol Aquarium responds to The European Commission’s ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ Campaign

July 28, 2017


The European Commission is calling all aquariums to educate visitors on the global reality of marine litter in a ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ campaign.

5 Facts About Sharks (We Bet You Didn’t Know)

June 29, 2017


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.

5 Things You Can Do to Help Take Better Care of Our Oceans

June 20, 2017


The vast increase in waste and pollution around the globe is having a devastating impact on the environment. But this isn’t just a problem on land – our oceans are sadly suffering too.

Endangered Species – What Do You Know?

June 15, 2017


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.

World’s Largest Octopus Species has Arrived!

June 2, 2017


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.