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

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 […]

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 […]