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  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
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Welcome to our blog, filled with interesting facts of life beneath the water’s surface. Learn about the animals we house here at Deep Sea World PLUS learn more about our local coastlines and how to help preserve them.

We update our blog regularly so pop back to read something new, or follow us on social media wher we regularly share our blog pieces.

The Ultimate Shark Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Ocean’s Apex Predators

The Ultimate Shark Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Ocean’s Apex Predators

If, like us, you love sharks, and think you know everything there is to know about what makes them tick, we’re challenging you to have a go at our …

10 Jawesome Gifts for any Shark Lover

10 Jawesome Gifts for any Shark Lover

Here at Deep Sea World our staff are always looking out for fun shark inspired merchandise and our office is filled of shark pens, shark mugs and …

Bring New Life to Gift Vouchers

Bring New Life to Gift Vouchers

Traditionally we give gifts in beautiful wrapping paper all tied up with an extravagant ribbon tied in a knot a sailor would be proud of. This is …

How to Draw a Shark: Step-by-Step

How to Draw a Shark: Step-by-Step

Are you looking for fun ways to keep your little ones busy as the nights draw in and the weather gets bleaker? Why not get creative and draw mighty …

Exploring Rock Pools: Getting Started and What to Do

Exploring Rock Pools: Getting Started and What to Do

To help you get the most from your next rock pooling adventure, we’ve put together a hands-on guide to exploring rock pools. Click here for the. …

The Truth About Piranhas: South America’s Most Misunderstood Fish

The Truth About Piranhas: South America’s Most Misunderstood Fish

People should respect rather than fear piranhas. Click here for our guide to reveal some truths about South America’s most misunderstood fish. …

These Are the Most Popular Disney Halloween Costumes in 2020

These Are the Most Popular Disney Halloween Costumes in 2020

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there’s nothing stopping you breaking out the witch’s hat and vampire teeth and having a good …

A Guide to Seals: Fun Facts About Our Fin-Footed Friends

A Guide to Seals: Fun Facts About Our Fin-Footed Friends

Looking to know more about just how amazing seals are? You\’re in the right place – let\’s dive in and take a closer look at where seals come from, …

Meet the Megalodon: The Biggest Shark that Ever Lived

Meet the Megalodon: The Biggest Shark that Ever Lived

Keen to learn more about the mighty megalodon? Then join us as we explore this incredible fish in greater depth, from its size, shape and, …

Myths & Legends Of The Sea

Myths & Legends Of The Sea

The ocean is always moving and changing, with rip tides developing, and storms that could cause havoc for a passing ship. It’s the perfect habitat …

The Ultimate Underwater Date Competition

The Ultimate Underwater Date Competition

Fancy winning the ultimate underwater date? We have a couples dive worth £390 to give away to 2 lucky lovebirds. How to enter: Share & like the …

Shark-tastic Christmas Giveaway

Shark-tastic Christmas Giveaway

We’re feeling super festive here at Deep Sea World, so we’re giving away an Annual Family Pass and an exclusive gift bundle of shark goodies to …

Friends of Deep Sea World Competition!

Friends of Deep Sea World Competition!

Fancy the chance to win 2 free tickets to Deep Sea World? Who are we kidding… of course you do! Keep reading to see how you can be in with a …

Why do fish swim in schools?

Why do fish swim in schools?

There’s nothing quite like watching fish swim perfectly in-sync with each other in one big group. They change direction within a second, left,, …

Aquarium Life: How We Keep Our Animals Safe & Healthy

Aquarium Life: How We Keep Our Animals Safe & Healthy

The health of our sea creatures means everything to us here at Deep Sea World. First and foremost, it means that they are living enriched lives, and …

Immerse Yourself In Our Augmented Reality Sandbox This Summer

Immerse Yourself In Our Augmented Reality Sandbox This Summer

This summer step into a new reality at Deep Sea World! Our Augmented Reality Sandbox is an interactive experience for kids and families that you’ll …

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sharks

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sharks

If you come face to face with a shark in the deep blue sea, we all know to swim away quickly, but what don’t you know? From their endless supply of …

5 Easy Science Experiments Kids Will Love

5 Easy Science Experiments Kids Will Love

Looking for fun science experiments to do at home? We’ve got you covered. From gravity-defying water to frozen glitter slime, these easy experiments …

Shark Identification Guide

Shark Identification Guide

Sharks have been swimming in our oceans for 450 million years, so isn’t it time you got to know them a little better? The great white may be the A …

Meet the Sand Tiger Shark

Meet the Sand Tiger Shark

One of our most impressive species at Deep Sea World is the sand tiger shark. A stealthy hunter, this particular breed glides slowly through the …

A Global Crisis: How Plastic Pollution Is Affecting Marine Animals

A Global Crisis: How Plastic Pollution Is Affecting Marine Animals

Whether they’re big like the majestic whales or small like the delicate corals, more than 700 marine organisms are known to be killed either by the …

Dive & Drive Competition

Dive & Drive Competition

Fancy winning a day out worth £1,000 for two? Of course you do! Keep reading to see how you can enter our Dive & Drive competition – in …

A Fishy Love Story: Courtship in Marine Animals

A Fishy Love Story: Courtship in Marine Animals

One thing that really grabs our attention in those popular nature documentaries is the many different forms that courtship can take on in the animal …

The Great British Bucket List

The Great British Bucket List

A ‘bucket list’ is something that we think everyone should have. If you haven’t heard of the term, it’s a list of all the things you want to …

Join the Merpeople

Join the Merpeople

Ever wondered what it’s like to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid, or where merpeople came from? Swim around, get to know the mystery of the …

Conservation in Scotland

Conservation in Scotland

View Our New Infographic: Marine Conservation in Scotland Marine conservation is paramount to us here at Deep Sea World, and we know it’s important …

Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It? It’s time to journey back in time because you’re about to dig up the past and discover everything there is to know about the ancient …

What Can We Learn About Earth by Studying Fossils & Skeletons?

What Can We Learn About Earth by Studying Fossils & Skeletons?

They’ve been around for hundreds of years and give scientists and researchers huge insights into the creation and evolution of animals – both past …

A Day in the Life of an Aquarist: Meet Kate

A Day in the Life of an Aquarist: Meet Kate

Our aquarists help to care for all of our creatures. They maintain the living environments to ensure the creatures are comfortable and safe as they …

Win an Annual Pass for your Class

Win an Annual Pass for your Class

It’s time to get out of the classroom and take your students on an adventure beneath the waves! We’re giving a lucky local school the chance to win …

Creatures: Back to Their Bare Bones

Creatures: Back to Their Bare Bones

BACK TO BARE BONES Brace yourselves this summer because you’re about to see creatures (aquatic and otherwise) like you’ve never seen them before! A …

The Biggest Issues Facing Our Oceans Right Now

The Biggest Issues Facing Our Oceans Right Now

Now, we’re not exactly making waves by highlighting the fact that our beautiful oceans are under serious threat. However, we do need to make a …

The Truth About Jaws

The Truth About Jaws

Earlier this month we had a visit from the Edinburgh International Film Festival and members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to take …

7 Dos and Don’ts for an Eco-Friendly Summer Holiday

7 Dos and Don’ts for an Eco-Friendly Summer Holiday

With summer just around the corner, many of you must be eager to book your next holiday. It’s an exciting time, but having a good trip shouldn’t …

Distant Cousins: How Much Do We Have in Common with Sharks?

Distant Cousins: How Much Do We Have in Common with Sharks?

We may not have been portrayed as the best of friends in the movies but we’re actually more closely linked to sharks than you may think. Over 450 …

Easter at DSW: Kids for a £quid

Easter at DSW: Kids for a £quid

Need a plan for the Easter holidays?! Don’t worry, Deep Sea World has you covered! Come and enjoy your days off by splashing about and discovering …

What’s It Like to Dive with Sharks?

What’s It Like to Dive with Sharks?

For most people, diving with sharks is the ultimate underwater adventure. If you’re planning on visiting Deep Sea World soon, then you must consider …

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Seals

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Seals

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Seals Think you know everything there is to know about seals? We’re pretty sure we can surprise you! Check out …

4 Things That Our Aquarists Do Every Day

4 Things That Our Aquarists Do Every Day

An aquarist is someone who takes care of the creatures in an aquarium, which actually involves much more work than you might first imagine.’ …

Keeping Fish in the Classroom: 4 Things Your Pupils Need to Know

Keeping Fish in the Classroom: 4 Things Your Pupils Need to Know

St Margaret’s RC Primary School reached out to us for some expert advice on caring for their goldfish. In response, one of our resident …

Join Us at Our Octo! Event This Half Term

Join Us at Our Octo! Event This Half Term

To coincide with World Octopus Day on 8th October, we’re hosting a very special event at Deep Sea World throughout the October half term, full of …

3 Unlikely Creatures with Incredibly Deadly Powers

3 Unlikely Creatures with Incredibly Deadly Powers

The natural world is filled with many curious yet fascinating things. It’s no secret that there are plenty of creatures with incredible abilities – …

10 Reasons Why Toddlers Will Love Deep Sea World

10 Reasons Why Toddlers Will Love Deep Sea World

Visiting Deep Sea World gives your little ones a hands-on experience with the weird and wonderful creatures of our oceans. Did we mention it’s jam …

‘WILD ABOUT SCOTLAND’ BUS

‘WILD ABOUT SCOTLAND’ BUS

‘WILD ABOUT SCOTLAND’ BUS TO STOP AT DEEP SEA WORLD Younger visitors to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, will be able to hop on board a …

Shark Week at Deep Sea World

Shark Week at Deep Sea World

Get a Closer Look at the Underwater Giants If you love sharks as much as we do at Deep Sea World, join us this July for a special themed event …

A History of British Wildlife Discoveries

A History of British Wildlife Discoveries

This summer, we’re going Wild at Deep Sea World with our newest exhibit. The attraction offers you the chance to view a wide variety of …

5 Shark Species That Live in Scotland’s Waters

5 Shark Species That Live in Scotland’s Waters

Meet the Sharks That Live in Scotland’s Waters Sharks have gained a somewhat negative reputation over the years – one that they certainly don …

How We Can Protect the Endangered Species in Scotland’s Oceans

How We Can Protect the Endangered Species in Scotland’s Oceans

Looking after our oceans is vital. With the changing climate, overfishing, littered waters, and fumes and chemicals polluting oceans around the, …

Swimming with Sharks at Deep Sea World

Swimming with Sharks at Deep Sea World

Swimming with Sharks at Deep Sea World We make it our mission to actively encourage visitors to dive in (literally) and take a closer look at our …

AQUARIUM AWASH WITH RARE BABY RAYS

AQUARIUM AWASH WITH RARE BABY RAYS

AQUARIUM AWASH WITH RARE BABY RAYS Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is celebrating the arrival of dozens of rare baby rays. So far no …

Earth Day

Earth Day

DEEP SEA WORLD ADDS WATER TO EARTH DAY Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is joining groups and organisations around the world to …

SPINY ‘SPRINGWATCH’ STARS GO ON SHOW AT AQUARIUM

SPINY ‘SPRINGWATCH’ STARS GO ON SHOW AT AQUARIUM

A species of stickleback which became an unlikely star after appearing on the BBC ‘Springwatch’ programme has gone on display at Deep Sea World, …

DEEP SEA WORLD WELCOMES 400-STRONG SEABASS SHOAL

DEEP SEA WORLD WELCOMES 400-STRONG SEABASS SHOAL

A 400-strong shoal of seabass is settling in to its new home at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. The giant shoal, which has a total …

DEEP SEA WORLD GOES ON CITY SAFARI

DEEP SEA WORLD GOES ON CITY SAFARI

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, played host to television presenter Jennifer Reoch and the City Safari team as part of a new show …

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