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Breeding Boost For Critically Endangered Frog

By at May 10, 2014 | 2:20 pm | 0 Comment

Golden Mantella frog at Deep Sea World

A Critically Endangered species of frog has bred successfully at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. The golden mantella frogs are part of a pioneering captive breeding programme for the endangered amphibians at the North Queensferry aquarium.  Now keepers have an anxious wait to see how many of the eggs will develop in to tadpoles. Deep Sea World’s

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Deep Sea World To Launch Education Classes

By at May 5, 2014 | 6:03 pm | 0 Comment

Rockpools Class at Deep Sea World

DEEP SEA WORLD TO LAUNCH EDUCATION CLASSES AT TEACHER PREVIEW EVENT Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is launching its new educational classes at a special teacher preview event on Thursday, May 8th. The North Queensferry aquarium, which welcomes thousands of schoolchildren and other educational groups each year, has put together five new education

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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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Curator’s Wife To Walk Marathon At Aquarium

By at January 23, 2014 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

The Tartan Tramping Trio L to R Nikki Smith, Sarah Tait and Rose Malcolm

(Picture: The Tartan Tramping Trio L to R Nikki Smith, Sarah Tait and Rose Malcolm) The wife of Deep Sea World’s curator will be aiming to walk a marathon at the North Queensferry aquarium on Sunday, January 26th to raise money for charity. Nikki Smith, from Fife, will be joined by friends Sarah Tait and Rose Malcolm as they attempt to complete the marathon on a

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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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