UK Aquarium

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  1. softmick

    softmick Cuttlefish Registered

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    I was on holiday at the weekend just above the Lake District here in the UK.

    I dont know if any of the UK folks have been but I would reccomend the Lake District Coast Aquarium.

    They must have had around 25 cuttles in two tanks and oddly they had 3 native british octos in one, they all looked really healthy and the staff were very helpful and ready to talk.

    If anyone is interested have a look at the link below:

    www.lakedistrict-coastaquarium.co.uk/

    They also have a picture of a cuttle:

    http://www.lakedistrict-coastaquarium.co.uk/Aquarium.htm
     
  2. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Looks nice. :smile:
     
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    Wow, I wouldn't have thought of combining mini-golf and an aquarium, but it seems like a fun place to visit...
     
  4. CapnNemo

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    That looks great Softmick, quite rare to find a UK aquarium with an abundance of Cephs. I spent ages looking in the Octo tank and Weymouth's sealife centre without seeing even a hint of an arm. I recall that the octo at the London Aquarium was very active, but as that was eight years ago I daresay it won't be the same one.

    Did you get any pics of the octopuses yourself?
     
  5. softmick

    softmick Cuttlefish Registered

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    Didnt take my camera! oops!

    I wont make that mistake again!

    Does anyone know if it is usual to keep 3 octos in a tank together?
     
  6. Graeme

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    I sorely nees to go back down to the lake district again. Tis a lovely place. The St. Andrews Aquarium (formerly the original Sea Life Centre- they seem to all be closing down) has a tank with Eledone cirrhosa. THey were realyl helpful there, giving me a preserved specimen that you guys will have seen by now:grin:

    Also there is Deep Sea World at Queensferry with a really awesome tunnel complete with conveyor. Think they had cuttles but I'm not sure. They used to have a biiig old tank with those random pipes nad things for octopuses to squeeze through. Ain't been for yonks though- a visit is long overdue. Both are great places.

    linky here- St Andrews

    Dee Sea World linky

    Both great places, and both on the East coast. Iffen you find yourself in Scotland- I suggest a trip!

    Graeme
     
  7. chrono_war01

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    Speaking of conveyer belt aqauriums, it seems that all the large one's I've visited have one. And I thought it was supposed to be a "special feature", but now everyone's a feature..but non of them special. :sad:

    But if the conveyer belt aquarium has cuttles, I'll be thrilled. :smile:
     
  8. Graeme

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    True, Chrono, true... but they're still totally awesome!:grin:

    Graeme
     
  9. Jean

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    We don't! But then we're most definitely NOT a large aquarium!! :grin:

    J
     
  10. Juliana

    Juliana Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi,

    Lake District Coast Aquarium

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    The Lake District Coast Aquarium is on the quayside at Maryport, a small historic port on Cumbria�s western coast. We are easy to find, with official brown signs as you approach Maryport from any direction.

    For a more detailed map of Maryport and information on Bus and Train links tab on `detailed Map` page.
    Pay Parking is available right outside the aquarium ( there are four disabled spaces) or if you want free parking all day this is two minutes walk away�.just look for the signs as you approach the aquarium.
    8-)
     

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