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5 Fascinating Fish You’ll Find in the Amazon River

The Amazon needs no introduction. Revered for its precious flora and fauna, this invaluable land is home to up to 30% of all species on Earth. Often when nature programmes showcase the wild beauty of the Amazon, they prioritize its rainforests over its rivers. But the region’s waterways teem with as much life as its … Continued

6 Facts You Should Know About Cichlids

It’s thought there are well over 1,000 different species of cichlid, making them an incredibly diverse family of fish. In fact, this makes cichlids one of the largest vertebrate families. So, with that in mind, these fascinating and varied creatures are certainly worth learning more about. Here are some of the top facts to help … Continued

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. 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 to … 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

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