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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, their diet and behaviour, along with a chance to meet our own fin-footed friends right here at Deep Sea World.

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, right, up, down, effortlessly coordinating their moves. But not once do they bump into each other.  This mesmerising behaviour is known as swimming in a school and it’s a wonder of the … Continued

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 kingdom: the fascinating dances of the birds, the pirouettes of the dolphins… but, have you ever wondered what courtship looks like underwater? What’s Courtship? A definitive courtship is rare in … Continued

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 our favourite sealy facts below… They Store Oxygen in Their Muscles Seals breathe out rather than in before they go hunting! This means that there is very little oxygen … Continued

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 – whether land, air or sea creatures – including colourful camouflage capabilities, the skill of breathing both in and out of water, and the talent of still being able to swim or … Continued


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 fewer than 24 baby thornback and undulate rays have hatched out at the North Queensferry wildlife attraction this week, with more expected to arrive over the coming days. Both the … Continued

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