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Bristol Aquarium's Jake Graham undertaking fishy stock take (1900x1425)

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 […]

CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR CATFISH

December 26, 2013


Bristol Aquarium’s shoal of giant catfish are enjoying a selection of special festive treat in the shape of spirulina mince pies. The giant South American freshwater fish have all been rescued by the Harbourside aquarium, after either being dumped or outgrowing their tanks. Curator Dan de Castro decided to provide them with their own Christmas […]

MERRY FISHMAS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

December 12, 2013


There’s a fun-packed programme of festive themed events and activities taking place at Bristol Aquarium over the Christmas Holidays (Saturday, December 21st – Sunday, January 5th). The Harbourside wildlife attraction will be staging more than a dozen different daily talks, feeds and workshops throughout the festive period as part of their ‘Merry Fish-mas’ celebrations. Visitors […]

‘SANTA CLAWS’ THAWS OUT AFTER BIG FREEZE

December 5, 2013


A giant crab which spent five days in a fridge is making a miraculous recovery at Bristol Aquarium. The huge edible crab was originally caught by a fisherman in Dartmouth who then drove it on to Weston-super-Mare in the back of his car. With its hand-sized claws and nine inch shell the massive crustacean was […]

AQUARIUM PLAYING HOST TO BUSTER THE GIANT CATFISH

December 2, 2013


Bristol Aquarium is playing host to Buster a life-sized catfish as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the problem of rehoming ‘tankbusting’ fish. Buster is a life sized red-tailed catfish who is visiting zoos and aquariums across the UK to promote the Big Fish Campaign. The aim of the campaign is to […]