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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.

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 […]

Lionfish take pride of place

September 2, 2014

A pride of venomous lionfish has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. Six of the brown and white striped fish have taken up residence in the Harbourside wildlife attraction’s new predators’ display which is also home to pufferfish, boxfish and longhorn cowfish. Normally found living among the coral reefs of Pacific Ocean, the fish are […]

Visitors catch aquarium’s ‘star’ fish on camera

August 21, 2014

A smiling ray, a turtle swimming in the clouds and a collection of octopus’ suckers were among the winning images in Bristol Aquarium’s inaugural Fin-tastic Photography Competition.   The Harbourside wildlife attraction invited visitors to capture the aquarium’s fishy residents on film.   Close to 50 images were sent in and staff then had the […]

Aquarium crabs prove prickly customers

August 12, 2014

A septet of spiky spider crabs has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. The impressive-looking crustaceans were transferred to the Harbourside wildlife attraction from their sister Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. The crabs have taken up residence in one of the aquarium’s native coastal-themed displays and will also play a part in daily rockpool encounter […]

Award-winning designer to create ‘C-Shed’ café

July 28, 2014

Bristol Aquarium has enlisted the help of an award-winning designer to create their new ‘C-Shed’ Café. The Harbourside attraction has been working with Bristol-based Joe Ravenhill of Ravenhill Design to build the new interactive, themed café area. The new café has a nautical theme with a central pirate-ship hub which features a ‘C-Monster’ kids activity […]

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