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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! They often migrate across most river systems in Northern Russia. There are also non-migratory populations in Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world, located in … Continued

Chromis, New at Blue Planet Aquarium 2020

CHROMIS Known for their bright colours, Chromis are one of the less-aggressive species of damselfish. Considered to be playful in their nature. Chromis are a much-anticipated addition to Blue Planet. Providing vibrancy and colour to our underwater world. Only growing to around 4” they tend to form large shoals. Large shoals are a wonderfully enjoyable … Continued

10 Weird & Wonderful Facts About Blue Planet Creatures

 We’re proud to have such a diverse range of wildlife here are Blue Planet Aquarium. From swift sharks and feisty piranhas to slithery snakes, and sneaky spiders!We imagine you’ll already know quite a bit about your favourite creatures. But remember, there’s always more to learn! Including some very strange facts about Blue Planet Aquarium’s inhabitants … Continued

Creature Case Study: Goliath Grouper

The largest grouper in the Western Hemisphere, the goliath grouper – scientifically known as Epinephelus itajara – can reach up to 8 feet in length and over 1,000 pounds in weight. This large and solitary fish can have a lifespan of up to 37 years, with its age worked out using annual growth rings in … Continued

Cartilaginous Fish vs. Bony Fish

There are two types of fish that can be quite difficult to tell apart. Firstly cartilaginous fish have skeletons composed of cartilage. Secondly, bony fish have, yes you guessed it, bone skeletons! Their biological classifications are Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes respectively. Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes There are more than 20,000 fish species in the world of the … Continued

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