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Sharks- Jurassic Tunnel

Sharks have inhabited our oceans for more than 400 million years and have survived five mass extinctions, demonstrating perfect adaptation to their environment. Without sharks, marine ecosystems face an uncertain future, so safeguarding the future of these species is vital.

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Bioluminescent Experience

Dive into an adventure in dark but bright seas.

Take an underwater journey and experience the ocean through our bioluminescent beach! Understand the amazing underwater phenomenon that makes some sea creatures and life forms glow.


It is phenomenon by which some organisms produce and emit light thanks to a chemical reaction that converts energy into light. The enzyme responsible for this is luciferase.

But what is it for? Marine animals use it both defend themselves and communicate, and to attract prey, or partners. 

Why is the beach shining?

This phenomenon occurs due to the presence of an algae called Noctiluca scintillans, also known as " sea spark", which is responsible for causing these flashes of light. 


Otter Oasis

  • Are you hungry?- The gluttons of the Aquarium! Their daily activity demands that they eat 20% of their weight.
  • Feeding every day 11.15am, 1.00pm, 5.00pm and 6.00pm. 
  • We are delighted that our otters kira & Leo have welcomed their first pup!

    Sea Life Benalmádena has increased the members of its’ family!  A new Asian short-clawed otter has just arrived, which completes the captive breeding program for this protected species.

    Our otter family belongs to the Asian short-clawed species, which has a high level of protection at an international level. Achieving a birth in captivity is truly exceptional and really important to us.

  • Outside you can get up close and personal with our resident Asian Short Clawed Otters. Watch as they splash about in their Otter River and snack on their favorite treats - Peanuts.

  • Otters under threat - The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers this species as vulnerable. The main causes of the decline of otter populations are habitat loss, pollution and hunting.