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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)

Seahorses drop anchor

October 30, 2014


A colony of giant seahorses at Bristol Aquarium are enjoying a new addition to their naturally-themed display – in the form of a large anchor, now resting on the seabed. As well as providing a nautical-theme to their tank, it is hoped it will also encourage the seahorses to ‘anchor’ themselves all over it at […]

Deeply Creepy at Bristol Aquarium

October 16, 2014


Bristol Aquarium is inviting visitors to enjoy a Deeply Creepy experience during the October Half Term Holidays (Saturday, October 25th – Sunday, November 2nd). Step inside the spooky sunken shipwreck and embark on a Halloween-themed voyage of discovery featuring eerie encounters with a cast of fishy fiends including awesome octopus, electric eels, wolf fish, piranhas […]

Aquarium amazed by giant Loofah crop

October 13, 2014


Bristol Aquarium is enjoying a bumper crop of giant loofahs in its tropical glasshouse. The Harbourside attraction has been overwhelmed by the number and scale of the bizarre-looking members of the cucumber family which have grown on a three-storey vine in the massive botanical house. Now staff are working on how to harvest the giant […]

Fish undergoing sex change

September 19, 2014


Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are having the unique opportunity of watching a fish change sex before their eyes. The rarely-seen transformation is taking place to a native cuckoo wrasse in the Harbourside attraction’s UK Waters area. The 40-centimetre-long fish is changing from a female to a male. The process, which is taking place over a […]

Shark egg hunt for divers

September 11, 2014


Aquarists have collected more than 24 shark egg-cases following an underwater egg-hunt at Bristol Aquarium. The aquarists collected the eggs, or ‘Mermaids’ purses’, attached to rocks in the aquarium’s Bay of Rays display while they were on cleaning duty. A number of the eggs have already hatched and tiny sharks can be seen wriggling inside […]

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