A new exhibition revealing 'the secrets of the reef' has opened to visitors at the Sea Life Centre in Brighton this weekend. It highlights the centre's coral conservation work in the Maldives, where huge swathes of coral has been lost due to global temperature changes. The display also features a new seahorse breeding programme. Charlotte Wilkins has been speaking to Carey Duckhouse, the exhibition's curator.
They may not be heading to the World Cup but Brighton& Hove Albion stars enjoyed a taste of Brazil after all, when they visitedBrighton Sea Life Centre.
The attraction will be unveiling a new £1 million Rainforest Adventure this Saturday, and invited the Seagulls to enjoy a special preview. They were joined by actress Annabel Giles, on her first jungle experience since her appearance on ‘I’m A Celebrity'.
The £1m Rainforest Adventure will bring a slice of Amazon jungle to the EastSussex seafront, and with it a host of new and intriguing creatures including anine-foot long, 16 kilo anaconda…the world’s largest snake species
The company behind the Brighton Sea Life Centre have launched a new marine conservation charity and started by condemning the massacre of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
The Sea Life Marine Conservation Trust, which is headed up by Sarah Taylor, has appealed for zoos and other animal sanctuaries to withdraw any association with the dolphin drive fishery.
Sarah said, "Dolphins are herded into a cove and after some have been removed to go to captive facilities, the rest are cruelly butchered.
"We are proud to be working alongside global organisations such as the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group, to end the Taiji horror.
"This campaign very much reflects the new Trust's objectives, and is a good place for us to start."
Staff at the Brighton Sea Life Centre are outraged at plans in Australia to cull sharks, in an attempt to improve safety for beach goers.
The Government of Western Australia has announced the multi-million dollar plan, which includes setting baited hooks off beaches around Perth.
After seven fatal shark attacks in three years, the cull has not gone down well around the world.
The curator at the Sea Life Centre, Carey Duckhouse said:
Anyone who would like to register their opposition to the proposed cull can do so by clicking here.
Marine biologists are celebrating the birth of 25 baby cuttlefish - the first ever second generation offspring to be born at the Sea Life Centre in Brighton.
They are being used for research into camouflage by Sussex University as they have the ability to change their skin patterns in less than a second.
Andy Dickenson went to see them in action and spoke to cuttlefish researcher Kerry Perkins.
Marine biologist Kerry Perkins explains why baby cuttlefish, born in Brighton's Sea Life Centre, could prove to be so beneficial.
Marine biologists are celebrating the birth of 25 baby cuttlefish. The tiny creatures are the first ever second generation offspring to be born at the Sea Life Centre in Brighton.
Researchers are studying heir amazing ability to camouflage themselves for possible use by the military.
A batch of cuttlefish eggs laid by adults that were themselves born at Brighton Sea Life Centre have begun to hatch out.
Twenty-five babies have so far been born. They will be part of a study by the University of Sussex to look at how cuttlefish are able to change their skin patterns for camouflage.
Curator Carey Duckhouse said, "We have provided a special laboratory in the Brighton Sea Life Centre which University researchers are using to learn more about how the cuttlefish brain passes such swift and precise instructions to its body.
"They are genuinely amazing and fascinating creatures and the fact that we are now captive-rearing them means we can provide plenty of subjects for the University's research and rotate them regularly to ensure they suffer no ill effects."
Brighton Sea Life centre has teamed up with Portuguese scientists to try and combat fishermen who use cyanide to help with their catches. Using the poison is illegal but still widespread.
The Sea Life Centre will be able to find out if a fish has been exposed to cyanide without having to kill and dissect the fish first.