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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)

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 […]

FEED AMAZONIAN GIANTS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

February 12, 2014


Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are being invited to come face to face with some real river monsters as part of the February Half Term activities (Saturday, February 15th- Sunday, February 23rd). Giants of the Amazon is a fascinating exploration of the amazing aquatic wildlife, showcasing some of the most awesome Amazonian species; from the infamous […]

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, […]