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Siberian Sturgeon – The Russian Gold Mine

2020-09-04


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!

2020-08-19


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.

Shark Dive Photograph Wins at Annual Photography Competition

2020-08-16


Blue Planet Aquarium is thrilled to announce that its own staff member, Donovan Lewis, has won at the annual BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) photography competition!

Tequila Splitfin: Facing Extinction for 20 Years

2020-07-28


The Tequila splitfin (Zoogoneticus tequila), is a small freshwater fish measuring up to 8cm long – with females being slightly larger than males. They are endemic to the Teuchitlan Springs in the upper Ameca river basin in Mexico, where they inhabit small lakes, tributaries and freshwater springs.

Visitors ‘shoal’ back to Blue Planet Aquarium

2020-07-07


The North West’s shark loving public have been back visiting Blue Planet Aquarium this weekend for their o’fish’al re-opening! The aquarium, located at Cheshire Oaks, re-opened on Saturday 4th July with new Covid-19 safety measures in place.