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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.

Spiny lobsters

April 24, 2015


Quintet of spiny lobsters have arrived! A rare type of lobster which is normally found in the Mediterranean has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. The spiny lobsters were caught off the southern tip of Ireland and donated to the Harbourside attraction by Dingle Oceanworld. They have been put on display in a specially-themed tank, […]

Celebrating volunteers

April 17, 2015


We are paying tribute to our own team of dedicated volunteers as part of Volunteer Recognition Day on Monday, April 20th. The event, which is celebrated worldwide, highlights the effort of all volunteers who are working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain. Bristol Aquarium’s Displays Supervisor Liv Orchart said: “The […]

Top 5 eggs!

April 10, 2015


As it’s Easter we’ve egged on our aquarists here at Bristol Aquarium to come up with their Top Five Favourite Eggs. What would make your top 5? 5. Frogspawn A firm favourite among kids everywhere! Many frogs return to the same pond they were tadpoles in to spawn. Females deposit their eggs in a jelly-like […]

Marathon challenge

March 31, 2015


AQUARIST TO TAKE ON MARATHON CHALLENGE FOR MARINE CHARITY An aquarist at Bristol Aquarium has been using her daily tours of the Harbourside attraction as training for her forthcoming marathon challenge. Aquarist Charlotte Gee is to run the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, April 12th to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society. Last year Charlotte took […]

Extreme diver joins team

March 25, 2015


An extreme cave diver who has spent the last three months exploring under the ice in Antarctica is the new curator at Bristol Aquarium. Philip Jane, 41, has spent the past 10 years living and working in France where he was in charge of all life support systems for the l’Aquarium de Paris, one of […]

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