News - Conservation

26/09/2019

The Oceanarium organised a beach clean event on Hengistbury Head, joining hundreds of beach clean events across the UK as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) 26th annual Great British Beach Clean.

05/03/2014

There is a common myth that “fish will only grow to the size of the tank” however, this is untrue! If a fish is going to grow big it doesn’t matter the size of the tank, it will grow!

Another myth is that if big fish out grow their home tank they can be rehomed at a public aquarium.

We here at the Oceanarium receive several phone calls a week asking us to rehome a lot of these big fish, from situations as above. Unfortunately, for several reasons we can’t take all of them and feel guilty turning them away. We are not the only aquarium or zoo in this situation and this has led to the development of the Big Fish Campaign, trying to reduce the number of these big fish in the pet trade through awareness and education about ‘tank busters’. Only a small percentage of home tanks can house these species once they are fully-grown, as well as keep the animals fed and housed for their entire lives, which can be 20 years!

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

 

Following on from the most recent government announcement, the Oceanarium is now closed.

We hope to re-open again soon, and will let you know as soon as we are able to.

If you have booked tickets during this period, don’t worry we will keep hold of them, and as soon as we are able to re-open we can rearrange your visit.

Stay Safe!