At Deep Sea World, we’re proud to partner with Shark Trust, a UK charity dedicated to safeguarding sharks around the globe. With a focus on education, awareness and action, this esteemed organisation is making a difference to the lives of animals that are all too easily misunderstood. Here, you can learn more about Shark Trust … Continued
You’ll be forgiven for thinking the alligator gar is a type of alligator – but it is in fact a fish, and bears no relation to the reptile. Part of the gar fish family, of which there are seven different species, the alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) is the largest. So, what is it about these … Continued
Macleays Spectre Stick Insects (Extatosoma Tiaratum) We host creature encounters twice a day where you can meet Starfish, Snakes, Snails and now…STICK INSECTS. Extatosoma tiaratum, commonly known as the spiny leaf insect, the giant prickly stick insect, Macleay’s spectre or the Australian walking stick. Known for their mimicry, these guys are leaf and stick looking, which helps camouflage them. They’re … Continued
Lakes are found across the world, on every continent and in a variety of environments including mountains, near the sea and everywhere in between. But how did they get there in the first place, and do they stay the same over the years? How do fish get into lakes and how do they survive? Let … Continued
Mists rising, green-brown water bubbling, and the lurking shadow of a monster emerging from the deep – that’s the picture that swamps evoke in lots of people. The eponymous (yet, entirely mythical) swamp monster and still, secluded scenery means that these locations are often slightly misunderstood – when, in fact, they are super beautiful and … Continued
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the world’s oceans, including how many oceans there are and what the deepest part is…
While we can rule out mermaids and giant squids, many of the mysteries that lurk beneath our waters are sometimes stranger than make-believe.
Below, we’ll take a look at the most surprising mysteries of the ocean that, even after all this time, we still can’t wrap our heads around.
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 will leave your kids in awe. Using simple safe ingredients, you’ll be enjoying the world of science in no time! Gravity-defying water You won’t believe it until you see it! This Magical … Continued
They’ve been around for hundreds of years and give scientists and researchers huge insights into the creation and evolution of animals – both past and present. Through studying fossils and old skeletons, we can study the lives of creatures that lived hundreds – even thousands! – of years ago. How do you think we know … Continued
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 zoologists, Kate Cooper, paid a visit to the South Queensferry school to show the pupils a few tips and tricks on caring for their classroom pet and on the upkeep of … Continued