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How to Make Mermaid Cupcakes – and Other Ocean-Inspired Desserts

Mermaid cupcakes


To help inspire you and your child’s next ocean-inspired baking session, here are a few recipes for you to try – perfect for rainy day fun or in preparation for a sea-themed celebration. There are also a few recipes to help you get more fruit and veg into your little ones.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sharks (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Facts about sharks


We’ve put together a guide on everything you need to know about sharks, so you can get to grips with just how wonderful and valuable they really are.

The Extraordinary Fish of Lake Malawi: Africa’s Freshwater Phenomenon

Cichlid fish of Lake Malawi


To celebrate the natural treasure that is Lake Malawi, here we’re taking a look at the lake, its species, and what makes it such a unique place for underwater life.

Siberian Sturgeon – The Russian Gold Mine


The Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) is a large species of fish that can measure up to 2 metres long. The heaviest individual recorded was an astonishing 210 kilograms! These enormous fish can be found migrating across most river systems in Northern Russia. There are also non-migratory populations in Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in […]

Blue Planet Aquarium is still blowing bubbles after 20 years!


Blue Planet Aquarium has officially been hosting shark dive experiences for 20 years! With the first dive experience in August 2000, this month marks the 20 year anniversary of our extremely popular, PADI recognised shark dive experiences. The dive team have proudly received a 20year trophy of recognition from PADI for hosting the experiences.