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Claws encounters at SeaQuarium Rhyl


Release Date: Tuesday 30 April 2013

Rhyl SeaQuarium will be celebrating this May Bank holiday, in their own special way. May 4th - 6th will be Claws weekend where we will be showing you the amazing pincers that our resident crabs and lobster have, and explaining the biology behind them. 
 
Ever wondered how much pressure a crab can exert? How does a crab grow and what dangers does it face as it does? We will explain all things crabby in our demonstrations at 11am and 3.30pm daily! The star of our encounters will be our new arrivals, the spiny spider crabs which have a carapace size of around 20cm and can commonly be found in the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, down to depths of 50m. 
 
Did you know? Spiny spider crabs will eat whatever they can find in their environment at that time. This usually includes seaweeds, echinoderms and molluscs. Spider crabs get their name because their long, spindly legs make them look like giant underwater spiders. Like decorator crabs, spider crabs use seaweed to camouflage themselves from would-be predators.
 
If you're feeling brave enough, come along and get up close and personal with Edible crabs, Spider crabs and even our Common Lobster. 
 
The Claws encounters have a special competition running over the weekend to name the new arrival, the winning name will be picked out and the winner will win a 12 month adoption pack. Colette Macdonald, Attractions Manager said "our aquarists have come up with some suggestions of their own but we felt this would be a great opportunity to get the visitors involved".
 
Not wanting to be left, our Harbour seals want to get in on the action with daily training sessions taking place at 12pm and 4pm. Here you will see them "wave" to show off their claws. There will also be shows at 1pm and 3pm with our South African Fur Seals where we will explain the difference between Seals and Sea Lions!
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TODAY AT RHYL...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
CLOSES: 5.00pm

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).

See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.
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FREE Activity Booklet!

During your visit to the SeaQuarium, don’t forget to take part in our free children’s activity booklet.
Pick up a booklet, find the answers to the questions around SeaQuarium and play some fun games along the way! Children will even receive a sticker at the end of their visit when shown to a member of staff!

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