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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)

Shark Week

May 27, 2014


VISITORS INVITED TO GET THEIR TEETH IN TO SHARKS’ WORLD Visitors to Bristol Aquarium will have the chance to immerse themselves in a world of sharks and rays over the May Half Term Holidays (Saturday, May 24th – Sunday, June 1st). ‘Shark Week’ is a celebration of the ocean’s ultimate predators and will feature everything […]

Smack of Jellyfish

May 7, 2014


SMACK’ OF JELLYFISH AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM Bristol Aquarium is awash with dozens of jellyfish as part of a captive breeding programme for the mysterious ocean wanderers. The horde of moon jellyfish, the collective term is a ‘smack’, are part of a breeding programme for the marine predators – famed for their stinging tentacles. Moon jellyfish […]

Slugs Snails and Beer!

May 7, 2014


LOW-ALCOHOL BEER’S A SURPRISE HIT WITH AQUARIUM’S SLUGS AND SNAILS Garden staff at Bristol Aquarium have been carrying out an alcohol test to try and solve their slug and snail problems. The Harbourside attraction has a large glasshouse which is home to a wide variety of exotic plants as well as a giant recreation of […]

Aquarium hopes Salamanders will get on like a house on fire

April 2, 2014


A pair of European fire salamanders are settling in to a new home at Bristol Aquarium. Aquarists at the Harbourside attraction are hoping the brightly coloured amphibians, which are found throughout central and southern Europe, will eventually form a breeding pair. Noted for their extraordinary markings, which vary from individual to individual, the fire salamander […]

Stranded baby sea turtle recovering at Aquarium

February 22, 2014


A baby sea turtle, which was washed ashore in the storms on a Welsh beach, is recovering at Bristol Aquarium. The tiny loggerhead turtle, which has been nicknamed ‘Stormy’ and measures just 17cms in length, was spotted stranded by a member of the public at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire. The man, who was out with […]