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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.

10 Amazing Fish You Can Keep as Pets

October 29, 2020

Thinking of building an aquarium at home? Perhaps your youngster is pleading with you to get a goldfish? While there’s nothing wrong with these classic orange tank dwellers, there are so many other amazing species out there you can safely and responsibly keep as pets. Building an aquarium at home is exciting, with a whole […]

From Stingrays to Skates: Exploring Different Ray Species

October 28, 2020

Photo Credit: Ellie Amos One of the most unusual creatures found in the world’s waters, rays make for some highly fascinating marine life. Dating back 150 million years to the Jurassic Period, they’ve certainly learned a thing or two in that time – evolving and developing into the unique animals they are today. Looking to […]

Ocean Animals Quiz: Can You Classify These Sea Creatures?

October 22, 2020

Whales, sharks, squids, dolphins – the ocean is full of amazing creatures, but do you know what differentiates them all? With so many amazing animals beneath the sea, it can be hard to know what’s what. To help you get to grips with the wonderful creatures which inhabit our seas, rivers, lakes and coasts, we’re […]

What Am I? Guess the Ocean Creatures from These Cryptic Clues

October 14, 2020

Think you know your fish and marine life? Prove your salt when it comes to creatures of the deep with our cryptic clues quiz. Our oceans are teeming with a staggering array of life, from majestic mammals and colourful reef fish to alien-like species scarcely seen by man. Small wonder, then, that they draw such […]

Captive Breeding: What Is It and Why Is It Vital for Conservation?

October 14, 2020

Around the world, many zoos, aquariums and conservation facilities are investing significant time and money into captive breeding – helping to increase and control population numbers of species facing challenges in the wild. The practice can help struggling species to thrive and help increase education and awareness around the challenges faced in the natural world. […]

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