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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!


Covid-19 Update
We are so excited to welcome you back to our magical underwater world! Please remember it is now essential for all guests to pre-book a time slot for your visit, including for annual passes, flexi tickets and all promotional vouchers - All visits can be booked or reserved here.

To ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, we would ask that if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, or are living in an area currently subject to extended lockdown measures, you can rearrange your visit by contacting us directly at slcbirmingham@merlinentertainments.biz. To find out about the health and safety measures in place to ensure we re-open safely, please click here.
For further re-opening information, please click here.