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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.

COMPETITION: Name baby shark

November 24, 2014

Bristol Aquarium is inviting visitors to come up with a name for their newly-arrived baby catshark. The tiny shark, a member of the native catshark family, is thriving in a temporary nursery tank alongside a colony of curious seahorses. Staff at the Harbourside attraction are asking the public to name the new arrival and say […]

Hermit crab ‘twin’

November 11, 2014

Hermit crab ‘twin’ leaves staff shell-shocked Shell-shocked staff at Bristol Aquarium thought they were seeing double when they discovered Herman, their giant tropical hermit crab, apparently sharing his display with an identical twin. On closer inspection it became clear the ‘twin’ was in fact a rare complete moult. The delicate moult is an exact replica […]

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 […]

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