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Sea Horses
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Shark Encounter
Barrier Reef
Ocean Tunnel
Bay of Rays
Green Sea Turtle

Discover the creature of Veneto

Be amazed by sturgeons,carps, catfish and tench

WOW FACT!

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell shark egg? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpools you can appreciate all of this!

WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that Sea Anemones are alive... they have no brain, heart or blood!

WOW FACT!

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

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WOW FACT!

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

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GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell shark egg? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpools you can appreciate all of this!

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GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell shark egg? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpools you can appreciate all of this!

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WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that Sea Anemones are alive... they have no brain, heart or blood!

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WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that Sea Anemones are alive... they have no brain, heart or blood!

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Breed Rescue Protect

Conservation is at the heart of what we do at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the threats facing marine life and what you can do to help as you explore with us. In this area you find find out more about what SEA LIFE and the SEA LIFE Trust are doing to help threatened marine life and perhaps help us out yourself by signing one of our petitions or picking up a free sustainable seafood guide.

Around 75% (that's three quarters) of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by human activity.

WOW FACT!

The Venice lagoon is situated in a unique environment. Located to the north of the Adriatic sea, it embraces the enchanting Venice and is home to native species that are unique in the world..

AN EXTREME ENVIRONMENT!

Due to its geography, the water and salinity levels vary greatly and as such only a few animal species are able to survive in this type of environment!

DID YOU KNOW?

Given its characteristics, in 1987 Venice and its lagoon were included  in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list!

WOW FACT!

The Venice lagoon is situated in a unique environment. Located to the north of the Adriatic sea, it embraces the enchanting Venice and is home to native species that are unique in the world..

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WOW FACT!

The Venice lagoon is situated in a unique environment. Located to the north of the Adriatic sea, it embraces the enchanting Venice and is home to native species that are unique in the world..

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AN EXTREME ENVIRONMENT!

Due to its geography, the water and salinity levels vary greatly and as such only a few animal species are able to survive in this type of environment!

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AN EXTREME ENVIRONMENT!

Due to its geography, the water and salinity levels vary greatly and as such only a few animal species are able to survive in this type of environment!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Given its characteristics, in 1987 Venice and its lagoon were included  in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Given its characteristics, in 1987 Venice and its lagoon were included  in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list!

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AN EXTRARDINARY RING OF AMAZING

Discover the beauty

AN AMAZING CREATURE

There are nearly 50 species of seahorses, from the smallest at less than 2cm to the largest, the Pot Bellied Seahorse, which is more than 30cm long.

WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

Breeding Project

SEA LIFE Jesolo has sterded in 2016 a Sea Horses Breeding project

AN AMAZING CREATURE

There are nearly 50 species of seahorses, from the smallest at less than 2cm to the largest, the Pot Bellied Seahorse, which is more than 30cm long.

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AN AMAZING CREATURE

There are nearly 50 species of seahorses, from the smallest at less than 2cm to the largest, the Pot Bellied Seahorse, which is more than 30cm long.

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WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

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WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

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Breeding Project

SEA LIFE Jesolo has sterded in 2016 a Sea Horses Breeding project

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Breeding Project

SEA LIFE Jesolo has sterded in 2016 a Sea Horses Breeding project

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Jellyfish Discovery

Be enchanted by our beautiful Jellyfish in our interactive colour-changing tanks!

Jellyfish are 95% Water!

Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our big ocean tank!

WOW FACT!

The blacktip reef shark is one of the few species that can leap completely out of the water. This phenomenon, which seems to have an explanation in the shark’s attempt to get rid of any parasites on their body, is called “breaching.”

Adopt a Shark

Sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in the Ocean. Far from being predators, they face extinction from being preyed upon by humans. Each year over 70 million sharks die needlessly due to Shark Finning.

Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our big ocean tank!

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Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our big ocean tank!

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WOW FACT!

The blacktip reef shark is one of the few species that can leap completely out of the water. This phenomenon, which seems to have an explanation in the shark’s attempt to get rid of any parasites on their body, is called “breaching.”

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WOW FACT!

The blacktip reef shark is one of the few species that can leap completely out of the water. This phenomenon, which seems to have an explanation in the shark’s attempt to get rid of any parasites on their body, is called “breaching.”

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Adopt a Shark

Sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in the Ocean. Far from being predators, they face extinction from being preyed upon by humans. Each year over 70 million sharks die needlessly due to Shark Finning.

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Adopt a Shark

Sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in the Ocean. Far from being predators, they face extinction from being preyed upon by humans. Each year over 70 million sharks die needlessly due to Shark Finning.

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Barrier Reef

Next, prepare to be amazed as you come closer than ever before to amazing colourful assortment of creatures in our Barrier Reef exhibit.

Discover something amazing!

Ocean Tunnel

Our amazing Ocean Tunnel holds 500,000 litres of seawater and is home to over 300 amazing different species of fish including our majestic Green Sea Turtle, Iggy.

Prepare to be amazed!

WOW FACT!

When Cownose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

DON'T MISS!

You'll finish your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures!

Feeding Fun!

Come and see this incredible creature getting fed by our expert biologist

WOW FACT!

When Cownose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

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WOW FACT!

When Cownose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

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DON'T MISS!

You'll finish your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures!

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DON'T MISS!

You'll finish your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures!

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Feeding Fun!

Come and see this incredible creature getting fed by our expert biologist

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Feeding Fun!

Come and see this incredible creature getting fed by our expert biologist

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Turtle Beach

Come and see the amazing green sea turtle.

Port Jackson Shark

Discover one of the most fascinating creature of the sea