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The Nation's Aquarium


Visit the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed by our fascinating underwater world.

The National Marine Aquarium is the charity dedicated to raising awareness of the oceans, the challenges they face and the ways in which we can all help ensure they have a sustainable future.


We have over 70 sharks from more than ten different species.

The sharks on display range in size from the small Catsharks to the large Sand Tiger Sharks.

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"Seahorses are the only fish that swim upright"

"Mermaid purses are shark eggs!"

"Starfish can regrow lost arms"

"Crabs and lobsters can taste with their feet"

"Octopuses have three hearts and blue blood..."

"If a lobster loses a claw or an eye, it can grow another!"

"A group of jellyfish is called a smack"

"All Clownfish are born male"

"Jellyfish have existed for more than 650 million years"

"The Greenland shark can live for 200 years"

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A day with Deborah Cracknell

Last month I spent the day at the 2015 South West Marine Ecosystems Meeting held at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. These...

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Yesterday Simon Mayo of Radio 2 fame asked our MD Dr David Gibson do fish have feelings?

David presented back a balanced scientific explanation that fish are intelligent. The following info and video is on our...

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