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What’s the Difference Between the Ocean and the Sea?

It’s always tempting to use “sea” and “ocean” interchangeably – we may even be guilty of it ourselves! But there are plenty of ways that these two vast water bodies differ, from their size and scale to the geographical features that define them. If you’ve never considered the difference between the sea and the ocean, … Continued

Saying Goodbye to Kevin.

We are saddened to announce Kevin, our Giant Pacific Octopus has passed away. Kevin had reached maturity which sadly brought with it a natural end to his life cycle. He was closely monitored by our aquarist team during what is formally known as senescence. During this process an octopus will stop caring for itself, reduce … Continued

Which Sea Creature Are You?

Obsessed with all the different sea creatures floating around across the world? We get it – sometimes we prefer them to people! From pufferfish to piranhas, they all have their own distinct personalities and quirks. And if you’re fascinated by how we compare to them, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a … Continued

Discover: The Caribbean Sea

Each year, the Caribbean Sea brings millions of tourists to the countries and islands that are on it. And with such a rich and colourful biodiversity of plants and creatures calling it home, it’s clear to see why so many people are drawn to it. So, if you’re fascinated by the world’s seas and want … Continued

Animals that Camouflage: How Does it Work?

Now you see them… now you don’t! There are a number of sea creatures that have developed the ability to camouflage themselves, which is a valuable skill to have when you’re trying to survive out in the open water. However, it’s not just marine life – some amphibians have mastered the art of blending in … Continued

How Many Marine Animals Are There?

With over 70% of the planet covered by water, it’s no wonder there are parts of it that we haven’t been able to fully explore. For this reason, it’s almost impossible to determine the exact number of species living in the vast oceans. Throughout history, marine biologists, conservationists and everyone in between have spent their … Continued

How to Become a Marine Biologist

So, you’re looking to become a marine biologist? Wise choice! Here at Blue Planet Aquarium, we have the pleasure of working with some of the UK’s leading marine biologists and Zoologists, so have gotten to know firsthand how the profession works and what a rewarding role it can be. Before you get you dive in … Continued

Is Coral a Plant or an Animal? 8 Interesting Facts

It’s hard to picture the ocean without the wonderful colours and shapes of the coral reef. And, if we’re being honest, we really wouldn’t want to! As well as adding colour and variety to the already massive number of species in our waters, they’re massively important to sea life for a few different reasons. From … Continued

The Ocean Food Chain: Explained

Here, we’ll be swimming through the different levels of the ocean food chain, looking at how it works, and what would happen if the chain was disrupted.

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