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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)

AQUARIUM’S ‘NOT MISSING A CROC’

February 6, 2014


Staff at Bristol Aquarium are being inundated with questions about the city newest star ‘Chris the crocodile’. The Harbourside attraction has been contacted throughout the day by people querying if they are missing a large reptile. Following a spate of alleged sightings and the posting of a number of purported photos of the crocodile online, […]

AQUARIUM CELEBRATES BIRTH OF ZEBRA FISH

February 5, 2014


Bristol Aquarium is enjoying a mini baby boom with the arrival of more than 50 tiny freshwater Central American fish. The black and white striped zebra cichlids started breeding at the Harbourside aquarium earlier this month – much to the delight of aquarists. Found throughout much of Central America, the fish is also known as […]

DONATION ADDS CARIBBEAN FLAVOUR TO AQUARIUM

February 1, 2014


Bristol Aquarium’s glasshouse is creating its own floral corner of the Caribbean, thanks to a donation of Jamaican plants. The plants and flowers were donated by Bristol resident Pearl Quashie-Williams, who has been growing them in her Eastville home for years The plants, including Jamaican Thyme, prickly pear, wax plant, spider plant and Christmas cactus, […]

TOPSY TURVY WORLD OF BIZARRE SHRIMPFISH

January 17, 2014


A shoal of bizarre needle-like fish that spend their lives standing on their heads is the latest attraction at Bristol Aquarium. The shrimpfish – close cousins of the seahorse and sea dragon – swim in synchronised groups with each fish in a vertical position with its snout pointing down. The fish, which can reach lengths […]

AQUARIUM COMPILES FISH-LIST FOR NEW YEAR STOCKTAKE

January 8, 2014


A New Year stock-take with a difference is taking place from Saturday January 11th to Sunday January 12th at Bristol Aquarium with their own version of a ‘fishy census’. In January staff undertake a comprehensive count of all their residents and this year they’re inviting visitors to help spot and record the number of certain […]