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Halloween Weekend At Deep Sea World

By at October 28, 2014 | 7:48 pm | 0 Comment

Stonefish head on

Visitors are being invited to enjoy an underwater scare adventure at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, this Halloween weekend (Friday, October 31st – Sunday, November 2nd). There will be Halloween-themed trails, fun activities for kids and even spooky scuba divers on Saturday and Sunday. Any young warlocks or witches who arrive in full fancy dress will

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Rescued Shoal of Piranhas at Deep Sea World

By at April 14, 2014 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Piranhas at Deep Sea World

A shoal of rescued red-bellied piranhas is settling in to a spacious new home at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. The 13-strong shoal were facing an uncertain future until the North Queensferry attraction stepped in to save them.  They were being kept in a 5ft home aquarium but the owner, who was moving house, could not take them with him. Deep Sea

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Pupils Spot Aquatic Peter Pans At Deep Sea World

By at March 19, 2014 | 9:35 pm | 0 Comment

Axolotl at Deep Sea World

A group of primary schoolchildren has discovered a clutch of Critically Endangered salamander eggs during a visit to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. Native to Mexico, axolotls are commonly described as aquatic ‘Peter Pans’ because they remain in their larval form and never grow up. The North Queensferry aquarium put a group of the bizarre creatures

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New Aquarium Haunt For Ghostly Knifefish

By at February 21, 2014 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

Ghost KnifeFish

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is providing a spooky new haunt for a mysterious South American ghost knifefish. Knifefish can reach up to half a metre in length and are found throughout the Amazon basin.  Locals believe the ghosts of the departed take up residence in the fish, which are black and mainly nocturnal. As well as their supernatural

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Aquarium Celebrating Year Of The (Sea)Horse

By at February 13, 2014 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

Big bellied seahorse in weed

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is creating its own marine-themed celebration of the Chinese New Year. 2014 is officially the Year of the Horse, however aquarists at the North Queensferry aquarium are showcasing the aquatic world’s equine equivalents – in the shape of seahorses. A dozen Australian big belly seahorses, six males and six females,

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Pirates and Princesses Go Free At Deep Sea World

By at February 4, 2014 | 9:16 pm | 0 Comment

Pirates and Princesses go free at Deep Sea World, North Queensferry

Deep Sea World in North Queensferry will be awash with buccaneers, brigands, privateers and princesses as part of their Pirates and Princesses celebrations (Friday, February 8th – Sunday, February 23rd). Pirates and Princesses features storytelling sessions where you can learn all about some real life pirates, pirate games including tug-o-war and walk the plank and

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Shoppers Invited On Shark Hunt

By at December 11, 2013 | 12:27 pm | 0 Comment

Edinburgh shoppers are being invited to join a shark hunt this weekend (Saturday, December 14th – Sunday, December 15th). Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, has hidden a shoal of shark toys in the Gyle Shopping Centre and they’re enlisting the help of youngsters to track them down. Everyone who successfully searches out all the sharks will have the

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Scuba Diving Santa At Deep Sea World

By at December 1, 2013 | 4:40 pm | 0 Comment

Scuba Diving Santa Claus and Sand Tiger Shark at Deep Sea World

Visitors to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, are being entertained over the festive period with special weekend dives by a scuba Santa Claus. The intrepid Father Christmas is braving shark-infested waters to deliver presents to the aquarium’s team of divers and also hand out some treats to the fishy residents. The sub-aquatic Saint Nick is sharing

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Deep Sea Bairns With The Secret Of Eternal Youth

By at November 5, 2013 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

Axolotl at Deep Sea World

Aquarists at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, are looking after a colony of ‘Peter Pan’ amphibians that will never grow up. The bizarre-looking salamanders, known as axolotls, have gone on display in a special tank in the North Queensferry aquarium’s Amazing Amphibians area. Axolotls have recently been classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ in

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Mermaid Makes Splash Landing At Edinburgh Airport

By at August 1, 2013 | 9:23 pm | 0 Comment

Mermaid Daniela Rodler Arrives at Edinburgh Airport en Route to Deep Sea World two

Edinburgh Airport welcomed a unique passenger yesterday (July 31st) – in the shape of a real live mermaid. As Scotland’s busiest airport, Edinburgh plays host to nine million visitors every year but officials admit this was a definite first.  The mermaid in question arrived on a flight from Paris and, to prevent her feeling like a fish out of water, she was met by

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