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Stingray joins aquariums breeding program

By at July 17, 2016 | 2:48 am | 0 Comment

Common stingray

MATING GAME AS GEORDIE STINGRAY JOINS AQUARIUM’S BREEDING PROGRAMME  A female stingray from Newcastle has arrived at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, to join a captive breeding programme for the species. The stingray, was transported by road inside a specially-adapted tank from the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth to the North Queensferry wildlife

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Edinburgh invited to nominate favourite local green space

By at October 20, 2015 | 12:58 pm | 1 Comments

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NATIONWIDE SEARCH LAUNCHED TO FIND ‘UK’S BEST PARK’ National charity Fields in Trust launches new campaign as part of annual awards A nationwide search has been launched to help find the ‘UK’s Best Park’. Communities across the country are being invited to nominate their favourite local park, sports field or playground to be in with a chance of their local

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A Tropical Storm is Brewing at Dynamic Earth

By at July 13, 2015 | 4:41 pm | 0 Comment

Rainforest Animals arriving at Dynamic Earth

This summer, Edinburgh’s five star attraction Dynamic Earth takes on a tantalisingly tropical theme, with the arrival of four new animated animals, along with a whole host of rainforest-themed treats. On 1st July, the attraction welcomed some special African visitors, namely a life-size Chimpanzee, Nile Crocodile, Western Green Mamba and Yellow-Casqued Hornbill. All

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Deep Sea World Overrun By Giant Creepy Crawlies

By at June 8, 2015 | 11:51 am | 0 Comment

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Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is set to be overrun with giant creepy crawlies as part of a major new feature which opens later this month. The extraordinarily lifelike animatronic creatures, including a human-sized snail and duelling scorpions as big as cars, are the stars of ‘Monster Creepy Crawlies’ which opens at the North Queensferry attraction

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Giant spiders add bite at aquarium this Easter

By at April 2, 2015 | 4:20 pm | 0 Comment

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GIANT VENOMOUS SPIDERS ADD NEW BITE TO AQUARIUM’S EASTER ATTRACTIONS  Visitors to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, will be greeted by the pitter patter of dozens of hairy legs after the arrival of a quartet of giant spider species in time for the Easter holidays. The awesome arachnids are taking up residence in the North Queensferry attraction’s

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Clown School For Clownfish

By at February 11, 2015 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

Deep Sea World Scotland

Deep Sea World mascot Charlie the Clownfish will be joining trainee clowns to enrol in a fun new Clown School running from February 23rd until March 20th, at the North Queensferry attraction. The clowns in training will keep visitors entertained while honing the skills needed to become a professional clown; from juggling, plate spinning to magic tricks and balloon

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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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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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M&S Creates Buzz At Royal Highland Show

By at June 12, 2014 | 11:53 pm | 0 Comment

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this month then look no further than the Marks & Spencer stand at the Royal Highland Show from 19-22 June. With a focus on animal welfare and conservation, young visitors to this year’s stand will get the chance to get hands on and learn more about the importance of protecting Scotland’s wildlife. The

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