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In partnership with the University of Derby

Developing skills

The University of Derby has been working on conservation projects in partnership with the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham.


Research is facilitated at the National SEA LIFE Centre, where students have been working with the aquarium’s animal care team to establish new findings in their field


The projects commonly focus on aspects of animal behaviour, welfare and development, with a focus on various different species, from tadpoles and cichlids to blacktip reef sharks and Asian short-clawed otters.


The research findings will be invaluable to the academic field and for the continued dedicated animal husbandry at the National SEA LIFE Centre.

Find Out More

Discover more about our conservation and research on a Behind the Scenes Tour!


Unfortunately the centre is temporarily closed until further notice following advice from Public Health England to contain Covid-19.

If you have a current booking in the next 6 weeks, we will contact you directly. Please only contact us if absolutely necessary as this will delay the process otherwise. Thank you for understanding.