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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.

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 […]

Fish undergoing sex change

September 19, 2014

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are having the unique opportunity of watching a fish change sex before their eyes. The rarely-seen transformation is taking place to a native cuckoo wrasse in the Harbourside attraction’s UK Waters area. The 40-centimetre-long fish is changing from a female to a male. The process, which is taking place over a […]

Shark egg hunt for divers

September 11, 2014

Aquarists have collected more than 24 shark egg-cases following an underwater egg-hunt at Bristol Aquarium. The aquarists collected the eggs, or ‘Mermaids’ purses’, attached to rocks in the aquarium’s Bay of Rays display while they were on cleaning duty. A number of the eggs have already hatched and tiny sharks can be seen wriggling inside […]

Lionfish take pride of place

September 2, 2014

A pride of venomous lionfish has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. Six of the brown and white striped fish have taken up residence in the Harbourside wildlife attraction’s new predators’ display which is also home to pufferfish, boxfish and longhorn cowfish. Normally found living among the coral reefs of Pacific Ocean, the fish are […]

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