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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.

Father builds nest

May 27, 2015


Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are being treated to the unique experience of seeing a fish building an underwater nest. Just like their wild counterparts the Harbourside attraction’s native fifteen-spined sticklebacks have begun breeding this month. Following a complicated mating ritual, the male stickleback began to build an underwater nest made from seaweed. At Bristol the […]

Going Deep Blue

May 16, 2015


Bristol Aquarium will be showcasing some of the marine world’s most impressive inhabitants as part of their new ‘The Deep Blue’ event which runs over the half term holiday (May 23rd – 31st). From ocean heavyweights and colossal creatures to slimy squid and lurking legends there’s oceans of underwater fun just waiting to be discovered. […]

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 […]

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