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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.

Blue Planet Aquarium Shark Squad

2020-03-27


Meet the Blue Planet Aquarium’s Shark Squad!!   Finn and Sandy the Sand tiger sharks, Stripes the Zebra shark and Sarge the Nurse shark Click the names of your favourite Shark Squad member, print it out, colour it in, take a photo and send it to us on Facebook or at [email protected] to enter a […]

Blue Planet Aquarium temporarily closes

2020-03-22


Blue Planet Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, Blue Planet Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Aquarium will be closed to the public starting 23/03/2020. While there […]

Blue Planet Aquarium – Coronavirus statement for visitors

2020-03-15


  Blue Planet Aquarium Directors letter Hello Visitor, Blue Planet Aquarium would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all of our visitors in response to ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation. We want you to feel as safe and comfortable as possible when you visit us. […]

Sharks of the world: Find out what’s swimming in the deep

2020-02-15


Did you know sharks come in lots of different shapes and sizes? In fact, there are over 500 species of sharks across the world.  With the smallest sharks reaching a tiny 20cm in length, to the biggest spanning 60 feet long, these jawsome creatures look quite different depending on what ocean they like to swim […]

Romance Beneath The Waves

2020-02-12


  For us humans, love is one of the most important things in our lives. From a dozen red roses and a kiss under the mistletoe to more modern methods such as heart emojis and dating apps, our lives are dominated by the search for a partner and the symbols of romance. But we’re not […]

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