Yearly Archives: 2017

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Amazing Ocean Facts – Dive In and Enjoy!

August 30th, 2017|Recent News|

Who doesn’t enjoy a fact or two?  If only to impress friends at the pub quiz, and these amazing ocean facts will certainly help achieve that. While compiling these facts about our wonderful oceans I was rather amazed by the sheer numbers involved and how much activity takes place beneath the waves that has huge [...]

The Plastic Whale, The Truth Behind Our Ocean’s Rubbish

August 30th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

The story of the plastic whale is truly heart breaking. The Cuvier’s beaked whale was found stranded near Bergen, Norway, malnourished, unwell and distressed.  These whales feed out at sea, at depths of a mile or more feeding on squid, fish and crustaceans.  It is only the second Cuvier’s whale to be seen in Norway. [...]

Underneath The Surface; Exploration Of Our Oceans

August 18th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

It is truly staggering to think that as little as 5% of the world’s oceans have been explored.  It appears that the exploration of space is more popular than that of our great oceans.  Since 1969 we have sent 12 people to the moon, a whopping 400,000 kilometres away, however only three people have descended [...]

‘Wow!’ Learning

August 11th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

I have two little girls, I know that I have impressed them with an object or experience if the word ‘wow’ rolls from their tongue.  We have all experienced ‘wow’ moments, a beautiful sunset, a flavoursome dish, a shooting star.  For many of us, we can remember those ‘wow’ moments, as according to Dr Christine [...]

Museum Learning in Schools

August 11th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

A school in Nottingham have come up with a wonderful idea to get the children’s creative juices flowing.  Nottingham University Samworth Academy have created a wonder space, set within the school, curated by Dr Mathew McFall.  This designated space in filled with an eclectic mix of objects from an inner ear of a whale to [...]

Jellyfish… 5oo Million Years and Counting

August 4th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

It is truly amazing to think that jellyfish have been roaming our oceans between 500 and 700 million years, a time known as the Cambrian period.  This makes them three times as old as the first dinosaur, yet they are still roaming the earth today! In 2007, a group of scientists discovered some beautifully preserved [...]

Great Britain’s Long-Lost City of the Sea

August 4th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

When we think of cities lost to the sea, the great mythical city of Atlantis springs to mind.  There is much debate from some philologists and classicists that believe the fiction behind the great city.  However, historians, maritime archaeologists and scientists believe it to of been a real, inhabited city that fell into the ocean [...]

To wee, or not to wee? That is the question

July 28th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

Now this something that offers much confusion in how to treat the effects of a jellyfish sting.  If listening to the old wives’ tales, one would be advised to urinate on the affected area, or if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, get somebody else to do so. Thankfully, the treatment is much simpler and more dignified.  [...]

Rock Pools, Our Treasures of The Coastline

July 24th, 2017|Educational Aquariums|

The oceans are a bit like giant washing machines, spinning and tumbling billions of objects around, to then fall on the sea bed or be washed up on our shorelines. Some of these objects have travelled thousands of miles, while others have been waiting to be discovered for hundreds, thousands or sometimes millions of years.  [...]

‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’

July 12th, 2017|Educational Aquariums, Recent News|

Many of us will remember this classic science fiction novel from the 1870’s that is still read in schools today.  It takes the reader into a journey of the unknown, the thrill of adventure and the life of the enigmatic Captain Nemo. Although this book was released more than 140 years ago and appeared ahead [...]