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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.

Ocean Animals Quiz: Can You Classify These Sea Creatures?

October 22, 2020


Whales, sharks, squids, dolphins – the ocean is full of amazing creatures, but do you know what differentiates them all? With so many amazing animals beneath the sea, it can be hard to know what’s what. To help you get to grips with the wonderful creatures which inhabit our seas, rivers, lakes and coasts, we’re […]

What Am I? Guess the Ocean Creatures from These Cryptic Clues

October 14, 2020


Think you know your fish and marine life? Prove your salt when it comes to creatures of the deep with our cryptic clues quiz. Our oceans are teeming with a staggering array of life, from majestic mammals and colourful reef fish to alien-like species scarcely seen by man. Small wonder, then, that they draw such […]

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 […]

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