LATEST NEWS...


Mum's the Word at SeaQuarium Weston


Release Date: Tuesday 25 March 2014

An example of a mermaid’s purse at SeaQuarium, Weston-super-Mare
Staff at SeaQuarium, Weston-super-Mare were excited to discover their British bullhuss sharks have been laying eggs, called Mermaid’s Purses, over the winter months in the depths of their ocean tank.
 
SeaQuarium’s Displays Manager Adam Walters said, “British bullhuss sharks could be seen to be uncaring, as they will lay their eggs around seaweed and then swim away, leaving their young to hatch alone nine months later. Luckily for these particular youngsters, aquarists at the centre will become their foster mothers, ensuring that they are safe and well-fed when they finally hatch out into the world.
 
“Bullhuss sharks are found all around the UK, and will lay around 75 eggs a year. Each egg contains one baby and will develop for around nine months before hatching. In comparison, our smoothhound sharks will carry the eggs inside them until they are ready to hatch, when they can lay up to fifteen young at once.”
 
Talks, presentations and hands-on activities will take place all weekend to celebrate the hardworking mothers of the sea.
 
Visitors will get a chance to see the Mermaid’s Purses and learn more about the hardworking mothers of the sea during Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March 2014.

  • UNDERWATER EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
    UNDERWATER EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
  • Mouth Brooding Malawi’s at SeaQuarium Weston
    Mouth Brooding Malawi’s at SeaQuarium Weston
  • LOVE OCEANS AND YOUR HEART!
    LOVE OCEANS AND YOUR HEART!
  • SEAQUARIUM BY TORCHLIGHT
    SEAQUARIUM BY TORCHLIGHT
  • SEAQUARIUM UNDER SEIGE!
    SEAQUARIUM UNDER SEIGE!
  • FUNDRAISING FOR THE OCEAN SET INTO MOTION
    FUNDRAISING FOR THE OCEAN SET INTO MOTION
  • NEW ARRIVALS AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
    NEW ARRIVALS AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
  • SOMETHING EGG-CITING IS HAPPENING THIS EASTER HOLIDAY
    SOMETHING EGG-CITING IS HAPPENING THIS EASTER HOLIDAY
  • GULLIVER TRAVELS TO SEAQUARIUM WESTON IN TIME FOR EXPLORERS WEEK
    GULLIVER TRAVELS TO SEAQUARIUM WESTON IN TIME FOR EXPLORERS WEEK
  • Spooky Spectacular at SeaQuarium Weston
    Spooky Spectacular at SeaQuarium Weston
  • SEAQUARIUM UNDER SIEGE!
    SEAQUARIUM UNDER SIEGE!
  • SEAQUARIUM SET TO CELEBRATE
    SEAQUARIUM SET TO CELEBRATE
  • SOMETHING ‘EGG’-CITING IS HAPPENING THIS EASTER HOLIDAY AT SEAQUARIUM
    SOMETHING ‘EGG’-CITING IS HAPPENING THIS EASTER HOLIDAY AT SEAQUARIUM
  • EXPLORERS HALF TERM FUN AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
    EXPLORERS HALF TERM FUN AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
  • PRICES FROZEN FOR SANTA AT SEAQUARIUM
    PRICES FROZEN FOR SANTA AT SEAQUARIUM
  • GET SET TO GET SPOOKY WITH NEW TORCHLIGHT TOURS AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
    GET SET TO GET SPOOKY WITH NEW TORCHLIGHT TOURS AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
  • SEAQUARIUM CELEBRATES NEW ARRIVALS IN ‘TROPICAL REEF ZONE
    SEAQUARIUM CELEBRATES NEW ARRIVALS IN ‘TROPICAL REEF ZONE
  • SEAQUARIUM CELEBRATES ‘PIRATE MONTH’ IN NEW ‘FANTASTIC PHOBIAS’ ZONE
    SEAQUARIUM CELEBRATES ‘PIRATE MONTH’ IN NEW ‘FANTASTIC PHOBIAS’ ZONE
  • SHIVER ME TIMBERS AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON FOR PIRATE MONTH!
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON FOR PIRATE MONTH!
  • SEAQUARIUM WESTON WELCOMES ARRIVAL OF RED-BELLIED PIRANHA
    SEAQUARIUM WESTON WELCOMES ARRIVAL OF RED-BELLIED PIRANHA
  • SEAQUARIUM WESTON SUPPORTS SEA CHANGERS CHARITY
    SEAQUARIUM WESTON SUPPORTS SEA CHANGERS CHARITY
  • SeaQuarium Weston Celebrates National Insect Week with 'Fantastic Phobias: Face Your Fears'
    SeaQuarium Weston Celebrates National Insect Week with 'Fantastic Phobias: Face Your Fears'
  • Celebrate Father’s day at SeaQuarium Weston
    Celebrate Father’s day at SeaQuarium Weston
  • LOVE YOUR AQUARIUM WEEK AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
    LOVE YOUR AQUARIUM WEEK AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON
  • Get hands on for May Day weekend at SeaQuarium Weston.
    Get hands on for May Day weekend at SeaQuarium Weston.
  • Face Your Fears at SeaQuarium Weston
    Face Your Fears at SeaQuarium Weston
  • Something 'EGG-CITING' is happening this Easter Holiday!
    Something 'EGG-CITING' is happening this Easter Holiday!
  • Mum's the Word at SeaQuarium Weston
    Mum's the Word at SeaQuarium Weston
  • ALL AT SEA DURING LOVE OCEANS WEEK
    ALL AT SEA DURING LOVE OCEANS WEEK
  • New Explorers Week at Weston for 2014
    New Explorers Week at Weston for 2014
  • SeaQuarium Weston prepares for the 2014 Season
    SeaQuarium Weston prepares for the 2014 Season
  • ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SEAQUARIUM
    ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SEAQUARIUM
  • SeaQuarium Weston Gets Spooky!
    SeaQuarium Weston Gets Spooky!
  • SeaQuarium Under Siege!
    SeaQuarium Under Siege!
  • Ladies Day at Weston SeaQuarium
    Ladies Day at Weston SeaQuarium
  • Male Show-offs at SeaQuarium Weston.
    Male Show-offs at SeaQuarium Weston.
  • Making friends at SeaQuarium Weston
    Making friends at SeaQuarium Weston
TODAY AT WESTON...

Open Daily from 11th Feb 2017 -
10am - 5pm
(last admission 4pm)

See our Opening Times & Prices page for Christmas opening times & further info.

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £7.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.50
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).


UNDERWATER EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

SeaQuarium Weston will begin its Easter Eggstravaganza event from 8th April – 23rd April, celebrating the school holidays and Easter period in egg-cellent style!

Guests are invited to join in on the fun and... [MORE]

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!

Downloadable Worksheets for Schools & Groups...

To make the most of your visit we have a range of worksheets available. Our specific topic worksheets are ideal to use before, during and after your visit, and can be backed up with a Guided Tour for only £1 extra per person.

Find out more...

Keep In Touch