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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!


We encourage all guests to adhere to the latest guidance around social distancing procedures, mask/face covering and current laws on group size formations.
From the 24th September 2020 you will also find NHS QR ‘check-in’ code posters at key entry points around our attractions. These QR posters are optional and can be scanned on the NHS COVID-19 smartphone App. We encourage all our guests to help protect themselves and each other when visiting our attraction