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5 Cool Facts about California Horn Sharks

Sharks are known to be some of the oldest species of animals on the planet, even predating trees on planet Earth! Due to this, sharks are a varied group of animals, each looking vastly different from the next! One such example of this is the California horn shark, that has adapted its horn-like spines over … Continued

Shining a Light on 10 of Portsmouth Aquarium’s Creatures!

At Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth, we’re teeming with fascinating creatures – some you may already recognise, but some you may not know so much about. While some of our more well-known species are great for attracting both kids and adults, it’s important to shine the spotlight of some of our lesser-known creatures that deserve equal … Continued

5 Fun Facts About Clownfish

Clownfish, with their vibrant colours and distinct personalities, have captured the hearts of many and are typically an aquarium favourite. In this article, we’ll dive into the depths of clownfish knowledge, exploring their common traits, different species, habitats, diet, reproduction, and the unique relationship they share with sea anemones. Get ready for a journey beneath … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Snapping Turtles

The animal kingdom is home to a wealth of fascinating creatures, some of which have been around for millions of years. Turtles, for example, are thought to have originated over 200 million years ago. While some of the turtle species have become extinct during that time, there are many species still alive, including one of … Continued

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

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