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Actor’s Family Take The Plunge And Dive With Sharks

By at September 18, 2015 | 12:02 pm | 0 Comment

John Hannah, left, with his kids and members of the Deep Sea World team

Actor John Hannah took time out from performing at the Edinburgh Festival to enjoy a thrilling day out at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. The actor, who was born in East Kilbride, visited the North Queensferry attraction with his wife and two children who both took the plunge and dived with three-metre-long sand tiger sharks in the aquarium’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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Half Term Fun With Pirate Jake and Princess Elsa

By at February 6, 2015 | 1:20 pm | 1 Comments

Pirate Jake with Princess Elsa at Deep Sea World edinburgh

Deep Sea World in North Queensferry will be awash with buccaneers, brigands, privateers and princesses as part of their Pirates and Princesses celebrations (Wednesday, February 11th – Friday, February 20th). This year the North Queensferry attraction will also be welcoming two very special guests in the shape of Jake the Pirate and Princess Elsa who will be on

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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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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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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 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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