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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.

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. […]

All About the Giant Pacific Octopus

October 12, 2020

The largest species of octopus found in our seas, the average Giant Pacific Octopus measures about 16 feet in length! These incredible deep-sea creatures can be found throughout the North Pacific, from California to Japan, and have captured the imagination of marine biologists all around the world for their striking appearance, incredible intelligence and vivid […]

A Timeline of Ocean Exploration: Great Voyages and Discoveries

October 7, 2020

For centuries, man has been fascinated by the sea, and even today, our oceans continue to hold enduring appeal. Since the Pharaohs of Egypt sat on their princely thrones, humanity has struck out for that watery horizon – venturing to the edges of the map in search of discovery and adventure. While scientists continue to […]

Spectacular summer orchids

August 3, 2020

Spectacular summer orchids bring the magic of the rainforest to the Aquarium. This summer there are some amazing new orchids flowering in the Bristol Aquarium orchid displays including unusual species from Brazil, Costa Rica and Borneo.

Bristol Aquarium breeds an army of endangered frogs!

July 28, 2020

Bristol Aquarium has successfully bred over 20 endangered Phantasmal poison frogs (Epipedobates tricolor). This is an important conservation breeding as their numbers are in decline in the wild. They grow around 2.5cm and are red/ brown in colour with yellow stripes.

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