Seagrass Shores

Here at the Aquarium we’re part of the Ocean Conservation Trust. The OCT does fantastic work restoring habitats, one of which is seagrass. 

Seagrass is one of the Ocean’s most important habitats, providing a nursery ground for many commercial fish stocks and acting as a haven for many marine animals including rare seahorses, stalked jellyfish, and rare seaweeds.

Our seagrass shores exhibit showcases what vital underwater habitat looks like, with some of the animals that may live there. 


Our Curled Octopus is quite shy and is often found hiding away in her cave.

But if you are quiet and stick around, she may extend one of her 8 arms out to see if there is any food lying around. 

More Aquarium Zones

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

Find Out More