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Dinosaurs Vs Sharks! Which is better?

There’s an important question, that’s troubled people for a long time, which are better Dinosaurs or Sharks? In this post we’ll go through some examples of both, to help answer this age-old question. We’ll look at a variety of factors, such as how long have they existed? Which is bigger? The most famous? Which is … Continued

Sharks of Blue Planet: Sand Tiger Sharks

Sand Tiger Sharks – Looks can be deceiving Sand Tiger Sharks look scary at first glance with their long, sleek, grey bodies and pointed snouts. Also, take a look at their wide mouth full to the brim of vicious-looking teeth! Growing up to 3.2 metres long and weighing an extraordinary amount, they’re imposing. However, they’re … Continued

The scuba divers of Blue Planet

Scuba divers of Blue Planet Aquarium If you’re like me, you may be curious about what Scuba Divers in a place like Blue Planet Aquarium actually get up to. Being in the fortunate position of already working in the aquarium, I asked if I could help the dive team for a day. In this post, … Continued

The growing shark family: Arabian Carpet Shark

Arabian Carpet Sharks Arabian Carpet Shark (Chiloscyllium arabicum) Here at Blue Planet Aquarium, we have a large variety of sharks, from our giant Sand Tiger sharks to our smaller Arabian Carpet sharks. As smaller sharks, they frequently escape attention. Often found hiding in crevices along the reef, but do not be fooled by their elusive … Continued

Comparing the size of sharks

From great whites to whale sharks, there’s no denying that some sharks are true behemoths of the sea. But how do sharks measure up against us humans? And are they really as imposingly large as you might think?

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

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 in.Want … Continued

‘I love sharks because…’ competition!

Here at Blue Planet, we love our sharks. From the Sand Tiger to the Blacktip Reef Shark, we’ve all got our favourites, but do you love them just as much as us? For the chance to WIN A FREE FAMILY TICKET for 5,  all you need to do is… Film a short video telling us … Continued

Where Do Sharks Live? Fun Facts About Shark Habitat

Everyone knows that sharks live in the water, but what else do you really know about sharks and their habitats? In fact, did you know that sharks can be found in all five of the Earth’s oceans, as well as freshwater lakes and some rivers? If you find that shocking, then you’re in for a … Continued

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