Key West

Enjoy a beautiful cross section view of colourful fish as they swim among the tree roots of a mangrove lagoon including our hornshark, blue tangs and Southern stingrays.



The Florida Keys are a string of barrier islands south of the tip of the Florida Mainland.

They are connected by highway 1 that travels 100 miles to Key West- the southernmost point in the continental United States.

Mangroves are one of Florida’s true locals, covering approximately 469,000 acres. These trees thrive in salty environments because they are able to obtain freshwater from saltwater through their roots.

Mangroves Provide a protected habitat, breeding grounds and nursery areas to many terrestrial and marine animals.


See all animals in this ecosystem

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The health of our aquarium family, which includes our visitors, staff and animals, is our top priority. In light of the most recent advice from Public Health England and the government, we will be temporarily closing the Oceanarium Bournemouth effective immediately, until further notice.

We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused.

Please be assured that our dedicated keeper team will continue to provide the best care for our animals during the closure.

If you’ve booked tickets for any day during this closure, you can exchange them for any other date in 2020 or we can provide a refund. Please send your booking details to

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Oceanarium when we re-open. Stay safe everyone.