8:54 pm, Thu 14 Feb 2013 New home for octopuses
I'm sticking with you! Octopuses have a new home
Three tentacled residents of Brighton's Sea Life Centre have a new home.
It took some convincing to move the octopuses, known for being stubborn, into their new tank. But it was worth it for them as they now have a one hundred thousand pound dwelling - which part of a new exhibition at the tourist attraction. We spoke to Carey Duckhouse about the move.
6:30 am, Thu 14 Feb 2013 New home for octopuses
New 'Octopus Garden' at Brighton attraction
One of the octopuses in residence at Brighton Sea Life Centre
Credit: ITV Meridian
Three octopuses have been transferred from their tanks in Brighton's Sea Life Centre into a new £100,000 feature exhibition.
The giant pacific octopus, common octopus and mud octopus are now in the appropriately named 'Octopus Garden'.
10:40 am, Wed 10 Oct 2012 Charm offensive for sharks
'Sharks need friends' say conservationists
Sharks at the Sea Life Centre
A Sussex aquarium is mounting a charm offensive on behalf of the "much-maligned and misunderstood" shark.
Brighton Sea Life Centre will be holding "shark weeks" from October 20th to November 4th.
Visitors will be deluged with facts about the oceans’ apex predators, and urged to lend their support to vital conservation efforts.
Marine expert Carey Duckhouse said: "With anything between 70 and 100 million sharks being killed every year, many species face a real threat of oblivion.
"The common perception of sharks as mindless man-eaters doesn’t help their cause and, frankly, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
The European Parliament is currently debating whether all sharks caught should be landed with their fins intact, rather than lopped off out at sea and the bodies discarded.
“Having to bring the whole shark back would mean fewer fins could be landed, and since the rest of the shark is worth much less than the fins this would massively reduce finning,” added Carey.
“The ultimate goal, however, has to be to end this trade completely."
6:30 am, Thu 10 May 2012 Fish return to oldest aquarium
Sea creatures move back in
Sea creatures will be moving back into the refurbished Brighton Sea Life Centre later. They had to move out six months ago while the £2m project took place.