Visitors to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, are being invited to meet their deadliest denizens of the deep over the autumn break (October 8th-23rd).
‘Toxic Ten’ showcases a host of creepy critters ranging from terrifying tarantulas and scary scorpions to spooky stonefish and petrifying poison dart frogs.
Other feature creatures include stingrays, lionfish, pufferfish, foxfaced rabbit fish, snakes and millipedes.
There will be two toxic creature encounters taking place every day plus two craft-making workshops designed for both adults and kids.
“The aquarium is home to a wide selection of potentially deadly creatures from around the world,” said Deep Sea World’s Nancy Sidhu.
“Toxic Ten gives visitors the opportunity to discover more about these dangerous animals and their fascinating lives.
“The daily talks and encounter sessions also enable our staff to talk about the threats many of them face in the wild and what we can all do to help conserve wildlife both globally and locally,” she added.
Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, Deep Sea World is Scotland’s national aquarium.
With more than 40 naturally-themed displays home to over 2,000 creatures – ranging from seahorses and stingrays to seals and sharks – the award-winning aquarium provides an incredible voyage of discovery through the planet’s rivers, lakes and oceans.
• ‘Toxic Ten’ is on daily from October 8th – 23rd at Deep Sea World, Battery Quarry, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JR. For more information call 01383 411880 or visit www.deepseaworld.com and save up to 40% on tickets prices.
Issued by Deep Sea World. For more information please contact Nancy Sidhu on 01383 421141 or email [email protected] .
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