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A Guide to Taking Care of Your Local Beach

Visiting your local beach is a great way to spend the day, but it’s so important to make sure you leave the area as you found it – free from rubbish! Our coastlines are at risk of suffering greatly from pollution, with an astonishing 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the sea every year. So … Continued

National Animal and Environmental Days You Should Know

The calendar is filled with national awareness days, and days to celebrate or raise awareness of certain causes – some of which you are probably already familiar with. However, there are some national days that are of particular interest to us because they relate to animals, sea creatures and looking after our planet’s resources! From … Continued

Teaching Kids About Conservation

Conservation has long been a hot topic, with increasing importance placed upon getting it right and changing the future for the better. There are targets and plans at almost every level of society, from personal tasks such as recycling to governmental targets such as going carbon neutral. There are loads of different areas of conservation, … Continued

Celebrating Fintastic Friday: Advocating for the Protection of Sharks

In the depths of the world’s oceans, a majestic predator glides through the waters, often misunderstood and unfairly feared. Sharks, with their adaptations and crucial role in marine ecosystems, are deserving of appreciation and protection. Fintastic Friday, created by WhaleTimes in 2011, aims to give sharks a voice and raise awareness about the urgent need … Continued

Seahorse Short Film

We hope you enjoy this short film showcasing one of the weirdest groups of fish that inhabit our oceans – seahorses. Learn about some of the features and behaviors that make these creatures so strange, as well as the challenges they face in todays ever threatened marine environment. Filmed in-house around our very own seahorse … Continued

New animal alert – Axolotl fun!

New animal alert! Bristol Aquarium have welcomed a new exhibit to its Edge of the Rainforest zone. Born at one of the aquariums sister sites, a group of Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) have now moved into their brand-new home. The Zoological team have been busy transforming an unused corner of the Aquarium into the perfect habitat … Continued

Captive Breeding: What Is It and Why Is It Vital for Conservation?

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. … Continued

Bristol Aquarium breeds an army of endangered frogs!

Bristol Aquarium has successfully bred over 20 endangered Phantasmal poison frogs (Epipedobates tricolor). This is an important conservation breeding as their numbers are in decline in the wild. They grow around 2.5cm and are red/ brown in colour with yellow stripes.

Could you observe fifty hours of fish footage for science?

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.

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