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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.

Could you observe fifty hours of fish footage for science?

March 19, 2019


Bristol Aquarium discovers how Artificial Floating Islands can help create habitats for fish Bristol Aquarium is currently hosting a PhD Experiment on Artificial Floating Islands (AFIs). The experiment aims to discover how AFIs are utilised by native fish in a controlled environment.

Bristol’s Pirate History

February 19, 2019


Bristol’s bloodthirsty history of piracy… Bristol and the South West was home to some of the most famous and ruthless pirates in the world. They terrorised our busy ports, ruled the high seas, and struck fear into the hearts of sailors and battle-hardened Royal Navy captain alike.

Mermaids: Myth or Reality?

February 13, 2019


Nobody can say for sure whether mermaids exist or not, because the seven seas are mysterious…

Bristol Aquarium invites visitors to take stock

January 16, 2019


Our annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 19 to Sunday January 20 2019) with our own version of a ‘fishy census!’ Throughout the weekend, we’re inviting visitors to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses.

Bristol Aquarium’s ugliest fish gets a female friend!

January 8, 2019


A new female has joined Bristol Aquarium’s male Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) which is arguably one of the ugliest fish homed at the city centre attraction. The wolffish live deep in the Atlantic ocean, distinguished by their unique set of protruding teeth, which they use to crush the shells of their prey.

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