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6 Fun Facts About the Porcupine Pufferfish

When it comes to charismatic marine creatures, the porcupine pufferfish (Diodon holocanthus) is a true standout. With its adorable appearance and fascinating behaviours, this spiky little fish has captured the hearts of many marine enthusiasts. In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into the underwater world of the porcupine pufferfish and explore six fun facts … Continued

Do You Know Your Poisonous Sea Creatures?

Although there are plenty of peaceful creatures floating around and minding their own business in our seas, there are still lots of others that can be dangerous to other creatures, and even humans. Many sea creatures have developed defence mechanisms to keep themselves safe in hostile waters. From octopuses with stinging tentacles to fish with … Continued

The Ocean’s Most Interesting Hunters

The oceans of the world are home to so many different sea creatures, all of whom have their own unique behaviours and habits. What’s more, many of these animals spend their time either searching for their next meal, or avoiding being another animal’s next snack! This can make for a very interesting place for us … Continued

Why Can’t Saltwater Fish Live in Freshwater?

It’s strange to think that fish can’t just cope in any water, and that different species need a specific environment to thrive. After all, water is just water, right? So why is there such a big distinction between freshwater and saltwater species? As perplexing as this topic may be, the type of water can make … Continued

Keep your distance from Thor the Walrus

People have been warned to stay well back after a Walrus was spotted chilling on a UK beach. The huge creature – nicknamed Thor – was discovered in Calshot, Hampshire, during the early hours yesterday (Sunday 11 December), prompting crowds to gather to get a look at the animal. However, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) … Continued

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth displays a wonderful Banana Eel!

Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium has a new, young Banana eel on display for visitors to see. The Banana eel (Gymnothorax miliaris) arrived at just 20cm long and underweight but has since been cared for by the Portsmouth aquarist team to bring it up to health and has now grown to around 40cm. What makes this … Continued

Weird and Wonderful Fish You’ve Never Heard Of

From the renowned Goldfish to the iconic Carp, we’ve all heard of the fishy classics. But what about the extraordinary species that aren’t so common? Here’s a few of our favourite weird and wonderful fish you won’t believe really exist. Triggerfish Although dashing from afar, it’s their human-like teeth that make Triggerfish one of our … Continued

6 of the Scariest Sea Predators

All around the world, the seas are filled with fascinating creatures of every colour, shape, and size, and you can find them everywhere from shallow waters all the way to the Mariana Trench. With such a diverse range of marine creatures, it’s no surprise that there’s some creepy crawlies and truly spine-tingling predators lurking in … Continued

7 Amazing Sharks You’ve Never Heard Of

Dun dun, dun dun, dun dun dun dun DUNNN! Recognise that theme tune? Of course you do! Along with the likes of Bruce and Lenny, the underwater giant from Jaws represents one of the most famous sharks: the great white. Along with the great white and the likes of the hammerhead and the whale shark, … Continued

Jurassic Shark: A Timeline of Shark History

Sharks have swum in the oceans for almost 450 million years – they’re among some of Earth’s oldest lifeforms, outlasting almost any other creature that ever lived. That’s not all: they have also lived through every major mass-extinction event and have survived long past many of their competitors. To put that into perspective, the ancestry … Continued

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