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AQUARIUM’S GIANT OCTOPUS TO BECOME SCI-FI STAR A giant octopus from Bristol Aquarium is set to have a starring role on the cover of a new science fiction book. Elsa, the giant Pacific octopus, has been chosen by local author Paul R Goddard to be the main image on the cover of his newest book ‘Change’. […]
AQUARIUM FIRST AS DIVER FINDS NEW SHARK EGG An intrepid diver has gone on an underwater egg hunt at Bristol Aquarium and discovered a native shark species has bred successfully there for the first time. Aquarist Liv Orchart took the plunge to collect dozens of shark egg-cases from the Harbourside attraction’s giant shipwreck display. Among the […]
Visitors to Bristol Aquarium will be able to come face to face with a pair of real life mermaids over the February Half Term Holidays (Feb 14th – 22nd). From Monday 16th – Sunday 22 February, the Harbourside attraction’s aquatic residents will be joined by either Mermaid Martha or Tamara Treasure of the Sea; two […]
An undersea-themed Gromit is to go on display at Bristol Aquarium on Monday, February 9th, following an epic journey from the other side of the world. ‘Jacques Gromit’, who was named after the legendary French diver and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, was part of the Hong Kong version of the ‘Gromit Unleashed’ trail. It was inspired […]
A trio of apple-sized snails are settling in to their new home at Bristol Aquarium after being donated by a member of the public. The Harbourside aquarium was gifted the three orange apple snails earlier this month and, following a spell in quarantine, they have now gone on display in their blind cave fish tank. […]
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