Sharks are fascinating creatures, and one of the most iconic features of these apex predators is their teeth. Shark’s teeth come in various shapes and sizes, and they play a vital role in their survival and the dominance of their respective food chains. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of shark … Continued
Sharks are one of the Earth’s most ancient creatures – they were on this Earth before trees even existed – and have evolved over the last 450 million years, surviving major extinction events, including the famous asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs. There are over 500 species of sharks in our oceans, split into 8 … Continued
We are proud to announce a new arrival of shark species! They are located in our Caribbean Reef tank! Like all bullhead sharks, they have broad, blunt heads, and crests above the eyes. But they have unique characteristics such as the harness-like markings. Their frontal teeth are sharp, while their back teeth are flat. They … Continued
Come face to fin with one of Europe’s largest collection of sharks as you dive in at Blue Planet Aquarium! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dive in & submerge yourself in the underwater world that is below our oceans? At Blue Planet Aquarium you can do just that with our … Continued
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
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
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
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
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?
Want to learn more about sharks? We’re chatting to dive officer, Joe Cross, about life swimming with these amazing creatures.