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Wild About Scotland Bus

By at January 30, 2015 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment


Younger visitors to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, will be able to hop on board a double-decker bus full of amazing information about our native wildlife on Wednesday, February 4th. The North Queensferry aquarium is playing host to the ‘Wild about Scotland’ bus which is in the middle of a nationwide tour, bringing the wonders of Scotland’s natural

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New Seal Pups Settling In At Deep Sea World

By at December 9, 2014 | 12:23 pm | 0 Comment

Benji the seal pup at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium (1500x843)

A pair of captive-bred seal pups are settling in to their new home at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. Benji and Cody are half-brothers and were both born at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Benji was born on July 5th 2013 and was the first pup to have been bred at the North Tyneside wildlife attraction. His mum Selina originally came from Norway and

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Rare Sunfish Washes Up On Scottish Beach

By at November 10, 2014 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

Sunfish with Deep Sea World's Louis Pounder (1100x984)

A bizarre-looking oceanic fish, which can grow up to four metres in length, has been washed up on a beach just minutes away from Deep Sea World in North Queensferry. The extraordinary sunfish was discovered by a member of the public at East Bay beach who contacted aquarists from the nearby aquarium. On arrival at the scene the aquarists realised the stranded fish, which

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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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Pirates and Princesses Go Free At Deep Sea World

By at October 9, 2014 | 12:03 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 (Saturday, October 11th – Sunday, October 19th). Pirates and Princesses Week features storytelling sessions where you can learn all about some real life pirates, pirate games and lots more swashbuckling fun. Any

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Pair Of Mermaids Join Sharks at Deep Sea World

By at September 29, 2014 | 11:16 am | 0 Comment

A mermaid meets a fan

Deep Sea World’s three-metre-long sand tiger sharks will soon be sharing their giant ocean display with a pair of mermaids. The real-life swimming sirens will be taking the plunge as part of the North Queensferry attraction’s Magical Mermaids Weekend (Saturday, October 4th – Sunday, October 5th). As well as being able to view their underwater antics from

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Little And Large Lobsters Saved From The Pot

By at September 5, 2014 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

Charli the giant blue lobster and his pal arrive at Deep Sea World

A pair of blue lobsters are settling in to their new home at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, after being saved from the pot. The lobsters both display an unusual dark-blue colouration which caught the eye of the Peterhead-based fisherman who hauled them up in his pots. He decided the pair, the larger of which sports a pair of giant claws, were too good

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Mermaid Set To Make A Splash At Deep Sea World

By at August 5, 2014 | 5:47 pm | 0 Comment

Mermaid at Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, will be playing host to a real life mermaid this week (August 8th – 10th). For three days the aquarium’s resident three-metre-long sand tiger sharks and giant stingrays will be joined in their 3.8-million-litre Underwater Safari display by a magical mermaid. The mermaid in question is Dr Daniela Rodler, whose

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Baby Catshark Born at Deep Sea World

By at June 16, 2014 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

Baby catshark and egg case

Aquarists at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, are celebrating after the birth of a baby shark, with more due to hatch out soon. The tiny shark, a member of the native catshark family, is thriving in a special nursery tank at the aquarium - safely away from the attentions of its larger cousins. Staff at the award-winning wildlife attraction say they are

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Deep Sea World Marks World Oceans Day

By at May 25, 2014 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Harbour seal at DSW PIC Charli Corcoran

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium is launching a special photography competition in the run-up to World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 8th. WOD is a worldwide event aimed at raising awareness of the marine environment. The concept for a ‘World Oceans Day’ was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and in 2008 it was officially

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